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Personal dietary assessment using mobile devices
Author(s): Anand Mariappan; Marc Bosch; Fengqing Zhu; Carol J. Boushey; Deborah A. Kerr; David S. Ebert; Edward J. Delp
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Paper Abstract

Dietary intake provides valuable insights for mounting intervention programs for prevention of disease. With growing concern for adolescent obesity, the need to accurately measure diet becomes imperative. Assessment among adolescents is problematic as this group has irregular eating patterns and have less enthusiasm for recording food intake. Preliminary studies among adolescents suggest that innovative use of technology may improve the accuracy of diet information from young people. In this paper we describe further development of a novel dietary assessment system using mobile devices. This system will generate an accurate account of daily food and nutrient intake among adolescents. The mobile computing device provides a unique vehicle for collecting dietary information that reduces burden on records that are obtained using more classical approaches. Images before and after foods are eaten can be used to estimate the amount of food consumed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 February 2009
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 7246, Computational Imaging VII, 72460Z (2 February 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.813556
Show Author Affiliations
Anand Mariappan, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Marc Bosch, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Fengqing Zhu, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Carol J. Boushey, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Deborah A. Kerr, Curtin Institute of Technology (Australia)
David S. Ebert, Purdue Univ. (United States)
Edward J. Delp, Purdue Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7246:
Computational Imaging VII
Charles A. Bouman; Eric L. Miller; Ilya Pollak, Editor(s)

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