17.10.2018

The SousChef and Cordon Gris projects were named finalists of the Food & Nutrition Awards (FNA) 2018, in the categories "Research and Development" and “Food Sustainability” respectively. The award ceremony occurred on October 16th, and SousChef received an honourable mention. An important distinction for AICOS and its work in the field of nutrition recommendation tools and food sustainability.

 

The solutions developed by AICOS were shortlisted for the Food & Nutrition Awards 2018, an initiative that aims to recognize good practices, innovative projects and products in the agri-food industry.

Because of its degree of innovation and its characteristics that promote healthy and sustainability eating habits and lifestyles, the SousChef and Cordon Gris solutions earned a place in the shortlist for the “Research and Development” and “Food Sustainability” categories. The winners were announced on October 16th and SousChef was distinguished with the 1st honourable mention.

Both projects leverage technology and artificial intelligence algorithms to create personalized meal recommendations and provide shopping assistance by combining different sources of information.

AICOS has focused its efforts within this two projects having in mind the needs of older adults, who often struggle with the right decisions regarding meal preparation, healthy diets or grocery shopping. From this rose the motivation to create solutions intended to act as nutrition companions to guide users into making better decisions regarding food management and healthy eating.

For this purpose, researchers developed a system that automatically adapts the generated recommendations to the anthropometrical characteristics and food preferences of users, with friendly user interfaces and following the guidelines of nutritionists.

Cordon Gris in particular, goes even further in this effort to combat malnutrition by making sense of data with artificial intelligence, to generate recommendations that range from meals, to physical activity and other healthy behaviours. Coordinated by AICOS, the CordonGris project brings together partners Can Cook CIC, Red Ninja, Santa Casa da Misericórdia de Lisboa, SONAE, and Unie KBO – Unie van Katholieke Bonden van Ouderen.