This proposal is in response to PA-07-436 """"""""Bioengineering Approaches to Energy Balance and Obesity (STTR [R41/R42])"""""""". In this project we will assess a wrist-worn """"""""bite counter"""""""" for monitoring food intake. Specifically, we will evaluate the device across different foods, liquids, utensils and containers to measure its utility for monitoring eating. We will create a bite database that systematically measures the accuracy of the device. If validated, the device could provide a novel measure for empowering an individual to measure how much he or she eats over the long term.

Public Health Relevance

This research will assess a wrist-worn """"""""bite counter"""""""" for monitoring food intake. Specifically, we will evaluate the device across different foods, liquids, utensils and containers to measure its utility for monitoring eating. If validated, the device could provide a novel long-term measure.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
Type
Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Grants - Phase I (R41)
Project #
1R41DK091141-01A1
Application #
8122792
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRG1-HDM-R (11))
Program Officer
Densmore, Christine L
Project Start
2011-09-01
Project End
2013-02-28
Budget Start
2011-09-01
Budget End
2013-02-28
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$148,556
Indirect Cost
Name
Bite Technologies, LLC
Department
Type
DUNS #
831115337
City
Pendleton
State
SC
Country
United States
Zip Code
29670
Yiru Shen; Salley, James; Muth, Eric et al. (2017) Assessing the Accuracy of a Wrist Motion Tracking Method for Counting Bites Across Demographic and Food Variables. IEEE J Biomed Health Inform 21:599-606
Mattfeld, Ryan S; Muth, Eric R; Hoover, Adam (2017) Measuring the Consumption of Individual Solid and Liquid Bites Using a Table-Embedded Scale During Unrestricted Eating. IEEE J Biomed Health Inform 21:1711-1718
Mattfeld, Ryan S; Muth, Eric R; Hoover, Adam (2017) A comparison of bite size and BMI in a cafeteria setting. Physiol Behav 181:38-42
Salley, James N; Hoover, Adam W; Wilson, Michael L et al. (2016) Comparison between Human and Bite-Based Methods of Estimating Caloric Intake. J Acad Nutr Diet 116:1568-77
Ramos-Garcia, Raul I; Muth, Eric R; Gowdy, John N et al. (2015) Improving the recognition of eating gestures using intergesture sequential dependencies. IEEE J Biomed Health Inform 19:825-31