In the Do CHANGE project there are a range of innovative mHealth tools. For example for measurement of fluid intake, salt intake and the composition and volume of food. These tools are combined with the ‘Do Something Different’ method to monitor nutritional behaviour. The tools proposed by the consortium, Krystal, Sal and Horus, are concepts for fluid and salt measurement and food composite scanning.
The COOKiT tool is an intelligent spatula that provides information about salinity of everyday food. It can easily be implemented in daily cooking and dining routines. This tool uses conductivity sensors to determine the salinity of food and a load sensor to determine the weight of the food that’s been served. COOKiT directly informs the user about the salinity of the food, while cooking ore serving and it allows the user to compose a healthy well balanced plate of food. While cooking the Chef see’s the implications of adding new ingredients and can learn alternative options. Currently a prototype for COOKiT is being developed.
By taking a rapid snapshot (2D imaging) of voice input, Horus informs the user about the nutrition information for rough food classification. Horus is a portable spectral detecting device with a compact size, wearable of portable.
FLUiT (MySleeve) can monitor liquid volume in a glass. This for tracking drinking behaviour of the user from place to place.