MealCheck Technology Simplifies Nutrient and Calorie Counting for Weight Watchers, Athletes and Diabetics
People want to eat healthier and they need a way to check the size and quality of the food they eat. MealCheck overcomes the problems of self-checking size portions and nutritional information. It eliminates the need to remember what you ate or look up nutritional content on a database.
MealCheck technology can work as a stand-alone wearable device. Or the technology can be placed in devices that are already participating in the health field. It can join medical devices measuring heart, blood pressure, or oxygen levels. Or it can fit into smart watches or other wearable technology that currently check activity and sleep levels.
Companies who incorporate food assessment technologies into their wearables will leap in front of the competition within the highly competitive sport measuring devices.
- Record user exercise activity
- Calculate dietary intake using near infrared sensors, automatic classification of foods based on images, and/or audio and text inputs
- Offers precision and efficiency
- Protect privacy as it does not continuous record or share information
- Eliminate manual inputs by users
- Determine food quantity and multi-food calorie intake.
MealCheck’s advantage is that it can be incorporated into so many kinds of wearable devices. Having personalized meal nutrition available in real time means users can take better control of their diet. This makes MealCheck valuable in the medical field as well as the sports and health fields.
The Vast Market Share
The future of wearable technology is immense. CCS Insight recently updated its outlook on the future of wearable tech. They expect 411 million smart wearable devices, worth a staggering $34 billion, will be sold in 2020.
Fitbit is the market leader of wearable tech in terms of units sold as shown in the pie chart. Apple is second behind Fitbit and Xiaomi Inc. and Garmin follow third and fourth in sales.
The global market for medical wearable devices is projected to reach $4.5 billion by 2020 as health care strives to manage costs and offer better care. Devices like wearable EEG monitors, devices for pain, glucose monitoring systems and cardiovascular disease control could add personalized meal analysis through MealCheck.