Mixed Reality HealthCoach Callenge by CSS, MagicLeap and Auto-ID Labs
Problem: Global Health Crisis
The Western Diet
Today’s nutrition patterns drive chronic diseases: In CH: most men (94%) & women (77%) have excessive diet intake (Chappuis, 2011). Excessive diets lead to chronic diet-related diseases which nowadays cause 86% of health-care cost in US (WHO Diabetes Fact Sheet November 2017).
Around the globe, diet-related chronic diseases are responsible for approximately 21M preventable deaths per year (Bochud, M., et. al.,2012). But these consequences can be mitigated, prevented, treated, delayed with diet, activity, screening, medication treatment for complications (Brennan et al 2017).
Current approaches, such as diet tracking via diaries or current mobile applications are effort-intense. 77% have never used a diet app, 18% have stopped, only 5% are actively using a diet tracking app (König, 2018), despite their effectiveness when used.
Most of unhealthy food is purchased in supermarket, esp. processed food (Chappuis, 2011). But today’s diet tracking apps are not designed for improving purchase decisions during the shopping trip – e.g. as users are not hand-free and have limited time during shopping.
Therefore, in the mixed reality health coach challenge, we want to shape the future of healthy nutrition with computer vision and mixed reality headsets, to find new ways for consumers to live a healthier lifestyle.
3 x Magic Leap Headsets
1 x Microsoft HoloLens
Bring your own device
Available Mixed Reality Headsets: Devices will be stored at the booth. Please come there to deploy your app on devices. Please be considerate towards other teams and minimize testing time on the hardware, as the devices are shared between all teams of the challenge. Try to use the emulators on your machines as much as you can.
If you want to use Magic Leap, it is highly recommended, to set up your machine prior to the challenge. Please follow the instructions here: https://creator.magicleap.com/learn/guides/creator-portal . You can get started with the Simulator environment and learn how to use Meshing etc.
Of course, you can also use your own devices. For example, you can build a mobile application (e.g. ARKit, ARCore) or any other mobile or web-based solution to this challenge.
Teaser: What will you build?
Ideas for your application
How can your app support people who have…?
No idea about healthy nutrition?
Don’t care about healthy nutrition?
Increased sedentary behaviour and snacking due to changed lifestyles?
Paper: Neven A.M. ElSayed, Bruce H. Thomas, Kim Marriott, Julia Piantadosi, Ross T. Smith, Situated Analytics: Demonstrating immersive analytical tools with Augmented Reality, Journal of Visual Languages & Computing, Volume 36, 2016, Pages 13-23, ISSN 1045-926X, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvlc.2016.07.006.