A wearable nutrition monitoring system

Haik Kalantarian*, Nabil Alshurafa, Majid Sarrafzadeh

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Abstract

Maintaining appropriate levels of food intake anddeveloping regularity in eating habits is crucial to weight lossand the preservation of a healthy lifestyle. Moreover, maintainingawareness of one's own eating habits is an important steptowards portion control and ultimately, weight loss. Though manysolutions have been proposed in the area of physical activitymonitoring, few works attempt to monitor an individual's foodintake by means of a noninvasive, wearable platform. In thispaper, we introduce a novel nutrition-intake monitoring systembased around a wearable, mobile, wireless-enabled necklacefeaturing an embedded piezoelectric sensor. We also propose aframework capable of estimating volume of meals, identifyinglong-term trends in eating habits, and providing classificationbetween solid foods and liquids with an F-Measure of 85% and86% respectively. The data is presented to the user in the formof a mobile application.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 11th International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks, BSN 2014
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages75-80
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781479949328
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Event11th International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks, BSN 2014 - Zurich, Switzerland
Duration: Jun 16 2014Jun 19 2014

Other

Other11th International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks, BSN 2014
CountrySwitzerland
CityZurich
Period6/16/146/19/14

Keywords

  • Necklace
  • Nutrition
  • Piezoelectric sensor
  • Wearable Body Sensors
  • Wireless Health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Hardware and Architecture

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    Kalantarian, H., Alshurafa, N., & Sarrafzadeh, M. (2014). A wearable nutrition monitoring system. In Proceedings - 11th International Conference on Wearable and Implantable Body Sensor Networks, BSN 2014 (pp. 75-80). [6855620] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/BSN.2014.26