2020/05/25 | Research | Artificial Intelligence

AI to tackle hospitalized malnutrition

The nutrient intake of hospitalized patients, who are at risk of disease-related malnutrition, needs to be continuously monitored. To assist hospital care personnel with this task, researchers from ARTORG's Artificial Intelligence in Health and Nutrition in collaboration with Inselspital have developed an AI-based system to automatically assess nutrient intake of inpatients. Experimental testing of the system that applies sequential food segmentation, recognition, and estimation of the consumed food volume proves promising.

Illustration from Y. Lu, T. Stathopoulou, M. F. Vasiloglou, S. Christodoulidis, Z. Stanga and S. Mougiakakou, "An Artificial Intelligence-Based System to Assess Nutrient Intake for Hospitalised Patients," in IEEE Transactions on Multimedia, doi: 10.1109/TMM.2020.2993948