Wearable Devices for Caloric Intake Assessment: State of Art and Future Developments
Maria Laura Magrini1, Clara Minto1, Francesca Lazzarini1, Matteo Martinato2, Dario Gregori1, *
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2017
Issue: Suppl-1, M7
First Page: 232
Last Page: 240
Publisher Id: TONURSJ-11-232
Article History:Received Date: 15/02/2017
Revision Received Date: 15/05/2017
Acceptance Date: 07/07/2017
Electronic publication date: 31/10/2017
Collection year: 2017
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The self-monitoring of caloric intake is becoming necessary as the number of pathologies related to eating increases. New wearable devices may help people to automatically record energy assumed in their meals.
The present review collects the released articles about wearable devices or method for automatic caloric assessments.
A literature research has been performed with PubMed, Google Scholar, Scopus and ClinicalTrials.gov search engines, considering released articles regarding applications of wearable devices in eating environment, from 2005 onwards.
Several tools allow caloric assessment and food registration: wearable devices counting the number of bites ingested by the user, instruments detecting swallows and chewings, methods that analyse food with digital photography. All of them still require more validation and improvement.
Automatic recording of caloric intake through wearable devices is a promising method to monitor body weight and eating habits in clinical and non-clinical settings, and the research is still going on.