Project

Nutrition tracking

Publisher

Supervisor

Location

Greater Copenhagen area

Currently, two main approaches for nutrition tracking are pursued today: (1) Database-driven applications, in which the user looks up the consumed food in a database. While this approach should result in precise nutritional values, entering food is cumbersome for the user e.g. for mixed meals. (2) In photo-driven applications, the user takes a picture of a meal which may be used for reflection and manual analysis, or for image analysis and automatic interpretation. Manual analysis is tedious; image-analysis remains challenging e.g. when differentiating yoghurt from whipped cream. Moreover, taking a picture of every meal is annoying and at least two photos before and after eating is needed.


In this project we would propose a 3rd option; weight-driven nutrition tracking in which you use a scale to measure the intake of food. Jakob Stoustrup – a professor in automation theory at AAU – has argued that just tracking the amount of food consumed is a “good enough” approximation for nutrition tracking. See his blog entry for at description of his “Closed-loop weight control: the power of feedback”.

  • Thesis type: System implementation with a small user study.
  • Technical skills: Hardware prototyping (e.g. Arduino); System Software design and implementation.
  • Research skills: User-centered design; HW/SW co-design; Usability evaluation

In collaboration with

Copenhagen Center for Health Technology

Requirements

See http://www.bardram.net/msc-thesis/

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Contact

Company / Organization

DTU Sundhedsteknologi

Name

Jakob Eyvind Bardram

Position

Sektionsleder, Professor

Mail

jakba@dtu.dk

Supervisor info

MSc in Computer Science and Engineering

Supervisor

Jakob Eyvind Bardram

ECTS credits

30

Type

MSc thesis

MSc in Design & Innovation

Supervisor

Jakob Eyvind Bardram

ECTS credits

30

Type

MSc thesis

MSc Eng in Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence

Supervisor

Jakob Eyvind Bardram

ECTS credits

30

Type

MSc thesis

MSc in Electrical Engineering

Supervisor

Jakob Eyvind Bardram

ECTS credits

30

Type

MSc thesis

MSc in Food Technology

Supervisor

Jakob Eyvind Bardram

ECTS credits

30

Type

MSc thesis

MSc in Biomedical Engineering

Supervisor

Jakob Eyvind Bardram

ECTS credits

30

Type

MSc thesis

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