09536449 is referenced by 4 patents and cites 647 patents.

This invention is a device and system for monitoring a person's food consumption comprising: a wearable sensor that automatically collects data to detect eating events; a smart food utensil, probe, or dish that collects data concerning the chemical composition of food which the person is prompted to use when an eating event is detected; and a data analysis component that analyzes chemical composition data to estimate the types and amounts of foods, ingredients, nutrients, and/or calories consumed by the person. In an example, the wearable sensor can be part of a smart watch or smart bracelet. In an example, the smart food utensil, probe, or dish can be a smart spoon with a chemical composition sensor. The integrated operation of the wearable sensor and the smart food utensil, probe, or dish disclosed in this invention offers accurate measurement of food consumption with low intrusion into the person's privacy.

Title
Smart watch and food utensil for monitoring food consumption
Application Number
13/901131
Publication Number
9536449 (B2)
Application Date
May 23, 2013
Publication Date
January 3, 2017
Inventor
Robert A Connor
Forest Lake
MN, US
Assignee
Medibotics
MN, US
IPC
A47G 21/02
G09B 19/00
G06F 17/00
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