OTHER FUNCTIONS SBIR TOPIC 308, PHASE I: THE MOBILE FOOD INTAKE PHOTO STORAGE AND ANALYSIS SYSTEM

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$200,000.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N43CO120042
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N43CO120042
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
NCI
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
VIOCARE, INC., 145 WITHERSPOON ST, PRINCETON, NJ, 08542-3228
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
883913972
Principal Investigator:
RICKWEISS
(609) 497-4600
WEISS@VIOCARE.COM
Business Contact:
RICKWEISS
(609) 497-4600
WEISS@VIOCARE.COM
Research Institute:
Stub




Abstract
This proposal describes plans to enhance Viocare s Mobile Food Intake Visual and Voice Recognizer (FIVR) System. FIVR, an active Genes, Environment and Health Initiative (GEI) project, is a novel combination of innovative technologies including computer vision and speech recognition to measure dietary intake using a mobile phone. Version 1 of FIVR uses a mobile phone s embedded camera to capture a short video of food to be consumed. The food to be eaten is annotated verbally on the mobile phone by the user.These video and audio files are sent to a backend server for real-time food recognition and portion size measurement through speech recognition and image analysis. This project will develop specifications to extend FIVR s capabilities to standardize, store, and analyze more diverse food images, such as 3D photos; to collect other food data; to enhance the analysis tools; and for interfaces to a variety of clinical/research systems. The FIVR Version 2 functional prototype will be developed to use 3D dietaryimages as input. A final evaluation of the FIVR V2 prototype will be conducted to assess the accuracy and feasibility of the 3D image diet capture with a group of 9 subjects in a controlled feeding study.

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