The nutritional information included in most food products provides a great insight of its composition. This information is important not only to compare the nutritional value of similar products, but also be important to know if a given food is suitable for one’s diet.
The purpose of this master thesis topic was to explore the usage of a smartphone to acquire images of labels with nutritional information and to analyse them using image processing algorithms in order to automatically extract and recognize the contained nutrition information. This information can later be used to assist people interpreting these labels.
Author: Lara Marinha
Type: MSc thesis