With a national agenda focused on healthy eating, Eugene Medynskiy and the self-serve Smartmenu kiosks he helped design could just change the way restaurant-goers around the country choose their meals.
“Someone with diabetes may go to a restaurant and they walk into a minefield. There might be one or two things [on the menu] that are OK,” says the 28-year-old co-founder and chief technology officer of Usable Health, which invented the Smartmenu.
At an on-site terminal resembling a mobile tablet, diners receive advice on the right combination of foods on the menu to meet their personal dietary goals. Whether that’s to watch sodium, seek a low-carb or high-protein option or just eat a balanced meal.