The overarching objective of this project is to develop and provide a passive dietary monitoring system for both adults and children living in low or middle-income countries which will accurately report individual food and nutritional intake that does not require active participation from the participant or external data collector.
In this project, we aims to develop and validate a comprehensive dietary monitoring system which requires no self-report for assessing food preparation and dietary intake among households across different age ranges. To address the broad age spectrum, different preferences, and needs of people in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs), we aims to develop a fully functioning system by integrating with a few passive monitoring technologies based on our previous work. The resulting integrated system will be thoroughly tested and validated in a rural and an urban setting in two African countries (Kenya and Ghana). This is an international collaborative project with a consortium of partners from three continents bringing engineering and nutritional experts together to develop new technological solutions and diagnostic tools to enable accurate measurement of individual nutrient intake in LMICs.