2013: Cornell NutriPhone: Personalized Micronutrient Analysis
A team of Cornell engineers, health experts, and social scientists are developing a smartphone-based system for personalized micronutrient monitoring called the NutriPhone. Inadequate nutrition is responsible for a variety of health and social problems. Many micronutrient deficiencies are reversible, but lack of a simple system for diagnosing deficiencies and tracking an individual’s diet means that most sufferers are unaware they aren’t getting the nutrients they need. This new technology promises a reliable, cheap, and convenient way to monitor nutrition levels with an interactive phone app.