An artificial intelligence (AI) powered nutrition application has been launched in the UK with the aim of helping people improve their diets.
Foodvisor’s app works with the user taking a picture of their plate with the app providing a nutritional report and personalised coaching. It was launched in France in 2018 and helps people keep track of their eating habits.
Charles Boes, CEO of Foodvisor said: “Our unique technology and the advice of our dieticians have already helped 1 million people to eat better. We want to help more people eat better and live healthier, that’s why we are expanding to the UK where nutrition apps are very popular but they all require manual logging. With Foodvisor, it’s easy, fast and fun to track your diet plus you receive personalised advice from our dieticians.”
Foodvisor has developed proprietary AI algorithms which enable them to identify over 1000 different food items, estimate serving sizes, and provide a report on nutritional content. The algorithm is able to integrate new food items into its database for future recognition, allowing it to thrive in a constant state of learning with each new image.