Thursday, 14 Apr, 2011 Technology

Application that Identifies Food on Pictures and Calculates its Calories


With the help of a new iPhone application users will be able to estimate the amount of calories in a specific dish.

According to the developer DailyBurn, the app can calculate the calories by simply analyzing the images of the food.

It would be interesting to note that the new application boasts a large database of nearly 500,000 items that help identify a particular dish and calculate how many calories it contains.

Andy Smith, CEO at DailyBurn, said that after the database identifies the food, it then calculates the number of calories, proteins, fat, vitamins, and many more.

"Users can then choose to share what they've eaten on Twitter or FourSquare, leading to social accountability," he added. The application can be found here.

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