Lifestyle
AR/VR
Product Design
UX

Plato

Chantal Lam

A food logging app that identifies the meal in front of you to help you understand what you're eating.

Why

Poor diet is a factor in 1 in 5 deaths. By making better choices about what we eat, we can lessen this factor and reduce the strain on our healthcare system and economy. But nutrition isn’t something we really learn about — at school, most children receive only 3.4 hours of nutrition education a year.

How

Using image recognition, Plato identifies the ingredients in your food in real time through the lens of your camera, without needing to manually search a database for each food item. Portion sizes are calculated using scanned measurements through augmented reality, and presented along with nutritional information about your meal.

What

Plato is a mobile app that recognizes the food in front of you to help you understand what you're eating. This more convenient method of food logging aims to educate users about the ingredients in their meals and how nutrition is calculated.