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Passive Dietary Monitoring

There is currently no accurate measurement of dietary intake.  All current methodologies of assessing food intake have inaccuracy rates of 30-70%. Yet accurate assessment of nutritional intake is a prerequisite to define the nutritional status, nutritional needs of a population and to monitor the effectiveness of public health interventions to maintain nutritional health. To this end, it is necessary to develop tools that facilitate accurate assessment of nutritional intake in populations without affecting their normal routines. Existing dietary methods are labour-intensive, expensive, and do not report nutritional intake accurately or social hierarchy of food intake.  To address this gap in dietetics, the group aims to develop a passive dietary monitoring system for accurate nutritional intake analysis. Example of our recent works: