New App Lets You Crowdsource Reactions To Your Diet

New App Lets You Crowdsource Reactions To Your Diet
technology

PlateMate is a crowdsourcing tool developed to help people determine the amount of calories of a plate of food.

Yi Chen
  • 7 november 2011


Computer scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a tool that uses crowdsourcing to estimate the nutritional value of a plate of food. With PlateMate, users simply snap a photo of their meal and everyday people assess what’s on the plate and the quantity. Then, the tool automatically calculates the amount of calories the meal has.

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