Some potential features of a smart cutting board:
This can help monitor thaw times, unsafe food temperatures, and rest periods for cooked meats.
Track the time and number of washes before sterilization or other periodic maintenance. Also useful for alerting users that they have been placed on a wet counter or other damp environment that may be unhygienic.
Detects when the board needs washing due to falling on the floor. Issues cleaning or inspection warnings after hard impacts such as those from a cleaver, allowing the user to check for surface damage.
Surface chemistry analyzer:
Checks for dangerous bacteria, toxic residues or pesticides and otherhazardous chemicals that may pose a risk to the user's health.
Similar to dynamic body armor, the board can change its stiffness or other physical properties to facilitate various training methods. Some examples: change in hardness when more flexibility is required (e.g. grinding versus sheeting). It might even be possible to change the emissivity characteristics of a smartboard so that the thermal mass stays cold longer when making a pie crust or pastry.