More than one-third (35.7 percent) of adults are considered to be obese. Almost 3 in 4 men (74 percent) are considered to be overweight or obese. These rates are similar for both men and women.
There's no denying that the United States is facing an obesity epidemic. Our goal for the app is to make the experience of calorie counting more enjoyable, by tying pictures of meals with low-effort calorie counting.
How I built it
The most convenient way of taking pictures of food is with your mobile device. We chose to use Android.
We used Genymotion and Android-Studio to simulate the application, MetaMind's machine learning API to classify food images, and the online nutritional database FatSecrets for nutritional and caloric info.