Assessing the Bite Counter as a Tool for Food Intake Monitoring

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1R41DK091141-01A1
Agency Tracking Number: R41DK091141
Amount: $148,556.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: NIDDK
Solicitation Number: PA07-436
Small Business Information
657 S. Mechanic Street, Pendleton, SC, 29670
DUNS: 831115337
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 ADAM HOOVER
 (864) 650-6026
 bitetech@yahoo.com
Business Contact
 ADAM HOOVER
Phone: (864) 650-6026
Email: bitetech@yahoo.com
Research Institution
 CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
 CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
OFFICE OF SPONSORED PROGRAMS 300 BRACKETT HALL BOX 345702
CLEMSON, SC, 29634-5702
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 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): This proposal is in response to PA-07-436 Bioengineering Approaches to Energy Balance and Obesity (STTR [R41/R42]) . In this project we will assess a wrist-worn bite counter for monitoring food intake. Specifically,we will evaluate the device across different foods, liquids, utensils and containers to measure its utility for monitoring eating. We will create a bite database that systematically measures the accuracy of the device. If validated, the device could provide a novel measure for empowering an individual to measure how much he or she eats over the long term. PUBLIC HEALTH RELEVANCE: This research will assess a wrist-worn bite counter for monitoring food intake. Specifically, we will evaluate the device across different foods, liquids, utensils and containers to measure its utility for monitoring eating. If validated, the device could provide a novel long-term measure.

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