We were frustrated with how long it takes to log your foods on MyFitnessPal and we thought using machine learning would solve the problem.
What it does
It allows you to take a photo of your meal to record how many calories are in it
How I built it
We trained a neural net with 101 food items/meals with 100 000+ images.
Challenges I ran into
It was difficult to get a high enough confidence level which we solved by scraping additional images from sources like Flickr - It was also difficult to detect and separate multiple foods on one plate.