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Counting calories from the ear


  • Tech News
  • Wednesday, 12 Nov 2014

HEAR THEM CALORIES: The future of calorie tracking? AIM watches what you eat. — University of Alabama

HEAR THEM CALORIES: The future of calorie tracking? AIM watches what you eat. — University of Alabama

Until now, wearable trackers have relied upon self-reporting of food consumed for calorie-tracking purposes, but researchers at the University of Alabama have now invented a device worn on the ear that tracks eating. 

It's called the Automatic Ingestion Monitor (AIM) and it could automatically capture the image of what you're eating as you put it in your mouth and identify it. Sensors would estimate the mass and calorie content of what you consume. 

   

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