Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is seeking concept memos to develop two new forms of dietary assessment technology, based on image capture and, possibly, image recognition: 1) active image capture in the form of manual photos or video images, and 2) fully automated, passive image capture (in the form of video, either real-time or in time intervals) of food preparation and consumption; and field testing to validate new technology against reference dietary intake assessment methods. Image recognition software should be applied, if possible, to identify foods consumed. Food intake and food composition data should be linked to enable conversion of food intake to nutrient intake.
Call open for concept notes: June 13, 2016
Concept note deadline: July 22 2016, 11:59 pm PST
Full proposals invited: August 2016
Click here for more information and to view the RFP: http://www.gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/General-Information/Grant-Opportunities/Innovative-Technology-RFP