We see no news related on the NTT Com website.. which kinda reminds us of LifeWatcher introduced here some 8yrs ago! http://bit.ly/bUR4fb
Dieters, take heart. A new weapon in the fight against fat is on its way: a mobile phone application that counts calories from a photograph of what’s on your plate. While existing applications require users to type in the food and the calorie information themselves, software developed by Japan’s NTT Communications evaluates the colour and shapes of food, then compares it with a database and counts the calories.
Information on about 100,000 different foods is stored on a server run by the company and can be accessed by smartphone. The application even registers portion size and adjusts the count accordingly. The company, which believes the application may be the first such in the world, has been testing it in-house and will offer a free beta version from January. Via Economic Times
Update – Nov. 22nd: Well… this note just hit the wire here this afternoon..