Inspiration Two of us have allergies, so were looking for an approach to solving the problem of processing hard-to-read labels.
What it does Uses Tesseract OCR to scan images and process nutrition data.
How we built it - Using Swift and Xcode 8.
Challenges we ran into - Actually getting Tesseract OCR to work properly!
Accomplishments that we're proud of - We have a prototype, obviously it is not perfect, but we can find allergies and keep track of calories.
What we learned - OCR is not perfect, and dealing with image to text processing takes a LONG time.
What's next for Nutri-Scan - If we want to continue with this idea, clean up the UI, get the OCR to work perfectly using neural networks in Python, and hopefully, one day publish it to the app store.