20 March 2008 Technology-assisted dietary assessment
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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 propose a novel food record method using a mobile device that will provide an accurate account of daily food and nutrient intake among adolescents. Our approach includes the use of image analysis tools for identification and quantification of food consumption. Images obtained before and after food is consumed can be used to estimate the diet of an individual. In this paper we describe our initial results and indicate the potential of the proposed system.
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Fengqing Zhu, Fengqing Zhu, Anand Mariappan, Anand Mariappan, Carol J. Boushey, Carol J. Boushey, Deb Kerr, Deb Kerr, Kyle D. Lutes, Kyle D. Lutes, David S. Ebert, David S. Ebert, Edward J. Delp, Edward J. Delp, } "Technology-assisted dietary assessment", Proc. SPIE 6814, Computational Imaging VI, 681411 (20 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.778616; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.778616

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