Kerrin McLaughlin


Thesis: Shelf Life is app and physical product that work together seamlessly and effortlessly to keep track of the food in your kitchen. As you put away and take out items from your fridge, cabinets, and pantry, little devices called “Shelfies” read the data from the RFID tags and automatically keep track of what’s moving in and out of your kitchen.

As a direct result of gaining access to the data about what is in our kitchens, Shelf Life will be able to alert users of near expiring food, recommend recipes, recognize shopping and health habits, and more. Up until now the backs of our fridges and cabinets have seemed like dark and mysterious places where food is lost and forgotten, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Shelf Life opens the door to a myriad of ways for us to be more mindful shoppers and consumers, helping the environment, making us healthier, saving our money, and wasting less.