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Would you use an app that can detect what you’re eating with nothing but a photo?
To add data to the app, just whip it out and snap a photo of your plate before you begin eating. Using deep learning, the app can then determine what you are about to consume, as well as how much each item on your plate weighs. It works to evaluate the distance between your phone and your plate and then calculates the area of each individual item. The goal is then for the app to determine the general volume of each type of food. If it gets it slightly off, no worries, you can always correct the information manually.
The holiday season is always a struggle for dieters and health-conscious people. There are plenty of food trackers on the market, but they are often abandoned due to the amount of time and effort necessary to maintain them. Foodvisor aims to ease the process.
Once your photo is taken and your food weighed, the app will provide you with nutritional facts about your meal. It lists carbs, fat, protein, calories and more, allowing you to consider what health benefits—or negatives—your favorite foods contain. You can also set goals, monitor your progress and track your activities.
The French app just reached 2 million downloads and managed to raise $4.5 million in funding.
Nahila Bonfiglio reports on geek culture and gaming. Her work has also appeared on KUT's Texas Standard (Austin), KPAC-FM (San Antonio), and the Daily Texan.