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Wearable Sensors by Michael R Neuman, Edward Sazonov

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Chapter 7.4

Detection and Characterization of Food Intake by Wearable Sensors

Juan M. Fontana and Edward Sazonov,    The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

Food intake provides energy and nutrients to sustain human life. Studying the ingestive behavior of individuals is of particular interest for understanding and treatment of medical conditions strongly associated with food intake, such as obesity and eating disorders. Traditionally, ingestive behavior in humans has been assessed through self-monitoring of food intake. However, this approach is inaccurate, time consuming, and suffers from the observation and misreporting effects. Wearable sensors present a compelling alternative to overcome limitations of self-reporting methods. ...

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