GOQii using AI, image recognition to detect food and tell if you’re eating healthy

by July 20, 2017 0 comments

The preventive healthcare platform, GOQii has updated its app with new features GOQii Arena and GOQii Referee. 

‘Referee’ can automatically detect the food from the plate. All that the user has to do is take a picture of his food plate and Referee will detect what food it is and its nutrition information by scanning the food photos. Using artificial intelligence (AI), neural networks, computer vision and image recognition, Referee identifies the nutrition information in Indian and Continental cuisines. Some of the food items that Referee can detect include Dosa, Idli, Poha, Upma, Khichdi, Chaat (Bhel Puri, Sev Puri), Chole, Dhokla, Biryani, Food Items with rice, Porridge, Sandwich, Porridge and variety of fruits, etc.

Vishal Gondal, CEO and Founder, GOQii said “One of the feedback that we constantly received from our players was how it was cumbersome to type food intake on a daily basis and log. ‘Referee’ will now make it easy for the players to just click a picture and log food to share with coach and friends and making it fun and exciting to meet their health goals.”

Arena is a motivational platform that will help GOQii users, to create their own groups of people with similar health goals and challenge each other, thereby creating opportunities to promote healthy living. Using Arena, users can share images of the food, activity, Karma donation with their coach and friends. GOQii aims to use persuasive technology to help the users in developing healthy habits through Arena.

“There are 3 circles of motivation within the GOQii ecosystem. One is the player himself/herself, second is the Coach and lastly motivation comes from friends. GOQii Arena will offer GOQii players unprecedented opportunities to connect with new people, share and encourage healthy living, and magnify one’s own fitness and health quotient for a better and healthy life,” said Gondal.

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