Development of FoodLog, the first system of multimedia food record

Outline of FoodLog system

Fig.1 Outline of FoodLog system

Top page of FoodLog

Fig.2 Top page of FoodLog

Sample of FoodLog page

Fig.3 Sample of FoodLog page

K. Aizawa has developed FoodLog, a multimedia system that enables users to maintain a record of their food intake simply by taking photos of their meals. It has been further extended to a largely scalable system. FoodLog is the world first system of multimedia food record which is open to public use. Image processing methodologies have been investigated in order to access the content of meal. He was given Niwa Takayanagi Achievement Award by ITE for those significant contributions.


1) K. Kitamura, T. Yamasaki, K. Aizawa, Food Log by Analyzing Food Images, ACM Multimedia 2008
2) K. Kitamura, T. Yamasaki, K. Aizawa, Food Logging and Processing - Analysis of Food Images – Journal of ITE, 2009 (in Japanese)
3) K.Aizawa, Food log and future prospect of life log , Journal of IPSJ, 2009 (in Japanese)
4) T. Miyazaki, G. C. de Silva, K. Aizawa, Image‐based Calorie Content Estimation for Dietary Assessment, International Workshop on Multimedia for Cooking and Eating Activities, 2011
5 K.Aizawa, M.Ogawa, Multimedia Food Record for Dietary Assessment by Image Processing, Journal of IPSJ, 2011 (in Japanese)
6) G.C.De Silva, K. Aizawa, Clustering Meal Images in a Web-based Dietary Management System, IEEE ICME Workshop Multimedia Services and Technologies for E-health, 2011
7) K. Aizawa, Multimedia FoodLog: Diverse Applications from Self-Monitoring to Social Contributions, ITE Transactions on Media Technology and Applications, 2013
8) K. Aizawa, Y. Maruyama, H. Li, G. C. de Silva, Food Balance Estimation by Using Personal Dietary Tendencies in a Multimedia Food Log, IEEE Trans. Multimedia, 2013 (in press)

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