LIFANA -Lifelong food and nutrition assistance

Project Details


Many elderly users suffer from nutritional problems that can cause a number of complications such as weakened immune systems and chronic health conditions, like diabetes type 2, high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, stroke or even osteoporosis, to name a few. Through appropriate adjustments in theirdiets, the burdens of established diseases as well as the risks of developing further conditions can be diminished.The objectiveof our proposed project is therefore to create a software package to support healthy nutrition through all phases of ageing, from active seniors to elderly users in need of care.Core of our package is a meal planningcomponent, which recommends meals for a whole week based on the user's personal profile. Thismay include general preferences, such as culture, taste, and budget, but more importantlynutritional and diet recommendations. The meal planningwill be providedby an automated recommender systemconsidering criteria and rules provided by health care professionals such asallergistsand nutritionists.The goal will be to include dishes that are nutritionally appropriate on their own and that the user likes (or are similar to the dishes the user is known to like). In addition, we will strive for the appropriateness of the whole menu (nutrient balance, calorie content, diversity).Depending on the individual abilities and situation of the user, the package will further support (i) shopping tasks for self-cooking and (ii)ordering of ready-made meals.
Effective start/end date1/05/1830/04/21


  • FNR - Fonds National de la Recherche: €323,000.00


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