You know what they say… “you are what you eat” and so, if you workout like there’s no tomorrow, it won’t help if what you chomp down ain’t good for you, i.e. your healthy lifestyle may not be as efficient then it should be. Seriously, there’s really no point in taking two steps forward and one step back because of what you eat. As it turns out, Sony Mobile understands this and wants to use technology to give you a helping hand in achieving healthy lifestyle.
The mobile maker already has your activity and fitness tracking covered with Lifelog app, and now, it wants to sniff out what you eat and let you in on nuts and bolts, so to speak, of the food you will be putting into your guts. How is Sony Mobile going to achieve that? Simple: you take a picture of your food and Sony Mobile’s deep learning technology will do the rest. Here’s how it works straight from the horse’s mouth:
1. First off, you identify the food you want to analyse. Straightforward enough
2. Take a picture
3. Sony Mobile’s Meal Image Analysis software will then recognise the food and offer an in-depth analysis of it
4. Based on your previous logs, personal goals, and so on, the service can offer advice personalised to your diet
From what we gathered, Sony Mobile could be leveraging on Internet of Things to enable this magic to happen. Honestly, I am clueless how is this even possible… Rest assure that this isn’t a April Fools’ Day prank. In fact, Sony Mobile is launching this service in Japan as part of Work Performance Plus program which the handset maker will assist businesses to help employees to be healthier by using technology to watch out individual’s lifestyle and diet.
Image: Sony Mobile.