40% of young adults in America were reported as obese in 2019, Covid and lockdown probably hasn't helped that number. Nutrition is complicated and dieting is hard. Keeping track of calories can be overwhelming and people often mess up or just give up when doing it. Nutriologists are not cheap The average person wants to lose weight and it often influences their self-esteem
What it does
Use our Machine Learning-trained AI to keep track of the nutritional facts that are in your food. Just take a picture of whatever food you're curious about and our app will provide you and record this information. It also comes with a pedometer that factors in the extra calories you walked away that day.
How we built it
Challenges we ran into
Lack of understanding and experience with the language Difficulty teaming up in a virtual environment Not the best time-management Making the ML model advanced enough to recognize the difference between foods of cheesy consistency.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
Overcoming the stress of quarantine and covid to produce something meaningful that people can enjoy Successfully building a Machine Learning Model that could detect foods pretty damn well Combined our diversity in knowledge The settings page and learning how to work with object-oriented arrays and maps along with UseStates in react-native The progress bar turning red when passing the calorie count Diversified our social media to further communicate and interact with the hacking community via LinkedIn and Devpost
What we learned
We learned the basics of React-Native Methods to better optimize our code A variety of expo and react-native graphical libraries How to use widgets such as the expo camera and the pedometer.
What's next for NutriSnap: the nutritional helper
Add more complex foods that it can recognize Integrate firebase for its login system Give it a website to see more in-depth data online Weight loss/gain graph Generate a personal meal plan Text-to-Speech for the visually impaired Emotional API for factoring in user's food cravings Social media aspects for sharing your achievements Vegetarian and Kosher alternatives An even better UI/UX (yelp, maps to healthy restaurants, and much more!)