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Analyze Calorie Info from Pictures of Food.

9 October 2011 4 Comments

On a diet? How would you like to know how many calories you will be taking in from a meal in a restaurant by just taking a picture of it. DOCOMO is working on a application which analyzes pictures of food to give a rough estimate of how many calories are contained within. At the demo we saw a smartphone running an Android app used to take pictures of meals (actually pretty convincing plastic food). The photos were then uploaded to a server where the user is presented with 10 choices as to what meal it could be. After choosing the correct dish, the program displays the calorie information for that dish at a meal size chosen by the user as the program cannot differentiate between proportions. The app can also be used to keep a record of all the meals entered into the database to record your caloric intake.

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