Wireless scale and mobile app for personalized nutrition tracking
Acronym
Ballerina
Type
application
Duration
2018 - 2019
Content
Ballerina is a TETRAMAX bilateral technology transfer experiment with Nutritics LTD from Ireland in which our BLE enabled Libra scale was integrated with Nutritics’ software for nutrition professionals including the Libro app. <br> People with special nutritional needs need to avoid or limit specific foods or nutrients. Food apps with nutrition data and AI for food recognition can help, but struggle with the problem of portion-size estimation. Ballerina is the solution to this problem. Open and available to anyone for research or commercialization. <br> <a href="https://youtu.be/hi-gT7ljuQc">Ballerina video</a>
Our role
We developed an updated version of the <a href="http://vizija.ijs.si/project/113">Libra</a> pocket-size kitchen scale by performing optimisation of its hardware and software with special attention to the reduction of energy consumption and production costs. We released it as an open-sourced device, available to any stakeholders in the field of nutrition. The development kit is available at <a href="http://ballerina.ijs.si">http://ballerina.ijs.si</a>.
Funding
TTX (in the frame of TETRAMAX)