Meet Foodvisor, a startup that has constructed a cellular app that helps you log all the things you eat with a view to drop some pounds, comply with a food regimen or get more healthy. You’ll be able to add knowledge by capturing a photograph of your plate earlier than you eat.
“We’ve spent a bit over two years doing analysis and growth earlier than we launched the app in 2018 in France,” co-founder and CMO Aurore Tran advised me. Foodvisor has raised $1.5 million to date (€1.four million).
The corporate is utilizing deep studying to allow picture recognition and detect what you’re about to eat. Along with figuring out the kind of meals, the app tries to estimate the burden of every merchandise.
Foodvisor tries to guage the gap between your plate and your telephone utilizing digicam autofocus knowledge. It then calculates the realm of every meals merchandise. The corporate then tries to extrapolate the quantity of every merchandise relying on the kind of meals.
And naturally, if Foodvisor bought one thing unsuitable, you’ll be able to manually appropriate it earlier than you log your meal. Many individuals quit on diet trackers as a result of it’s too demanding. Foodvisor’s expertise is all about making the info entry course of as seamless as doable.
After that, you get an inventory of diet info about what you simply ate — energy, proteins, carbs, fat, fibers, and so forth. You’ll be able to then set a purpose, log actions and monitor your progress over time.
The startup has managed to draw 1.eight million app downloads already. It’s out there on iOS and Android in French, English, German and Spanish. “We now have adjusted our product, we’ve enriched our database to raised goal the American market,” Tran stated.
It presents a premium subscription for $5 to $10 monthly. Along with extra evaluation and food regimen plans, the principle function of the premium plan is you could chat with a registered dietitian nutritionist immediately within the app. It seems that synthetic intelligence can’t substitute actual human nutritionists altogether.