Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
2018 5th International Conference on Networking, Systems and Security
Personal assistive systems for diet control can play a vital role to combat obesity. As smartphones have become inseparable companions for a large number of people around the world, designing smartphone-based system is perhaps the best choice at the moment. Using this system people can take an image of their food right before eating, know the calorie content based on the food items on the plate. In this paper, we propose a simple method that ensures both user flexibility and high accuracy at the same time. The proposed system employs capturing food images with a fixed posture and estimating the volume of the food using simple geometry. The real world experiments on different food items chosen arbitrarily show that the proposed system can work well for both regular and liquid food items.
Sadeq, Nafis; Rahat, Fazle Rabbi; Rahman, Ashikur; Ahamed, Sheikh Iqbal; and Hasan, Md Kamrul, "Smartphone-based Calorie Estimation From Food Image Using Distance Information" (2019). Computer Science Faculty Research and Publications. 3.