Image Recognition-Based Tool for Food Recording and Analysis: FoodLog

  • Kiyoharu AizawaEmail author


While maintaining a food record is an essential means of health management, there has long been a reliance on conventional methods, such as entering text into record sheets, in the health medicine field. Food recording is a time-consuming activity; hence, there is a need for innovation using information technology. We have developed the smartphone application “FoodLog,” as a new framework for food recording. This application uses digital pictures and is supported by image recognition and searches. It is available for general release. In this paper, we present an overview of this framework, the data statistics obtained using FoodLog, and the future prospects of this application.


Food recognition Image processing Text search Visual search 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Information and Communication Engineering, The Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of TokyoTokyoJapan

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