passive nutrition tracking

By Aditi Pai 01:59 pm March 17, 2016
Researchers at the University of Buffalo have developed a necklace that could help passively track nutrition by listening to the sound of the wearer chewing. University at Buffalo computer scientist Wenyao Xu is developing the wearable, called AutoDietary, with a small microphone on the back that records the sound of people eating food. The sounds are sent to a smartphone via Bluetooth and...
By Aditi Pai 08:56 am July 9, 2014
Mock up of a calorie counting device GE Research has developed a prototype of a microwave that could someday measure calories in the foods that a user warms up, according to a report from MIT Technology Review. This first prototype is only capable of measuring the caloric content of some liquids. GE Global Research Senior Scientist Matt Webster invented the device when he was looking for a way...
By Brian Dolan 04:42 am October 31, 2013
Over the years MobiHealthNews has reported on a number of health and medical sensors that seemed incredible upon first read. Back in 2009 we first wrote about an ingestible sensor from Redwood City, California-based Proteus Digital Health (then called Proteus Biomedical) that could wirelessly transmit a signal to a bodyworn patch when a person's stomach acid broke it down -- a bite-sized...