AI-powered nutrition platform Whisk wins Ascensia Diabetes Challenge
|Richard Harris in Artificial Intelligence Monday, June 25, 2018|
Whisk’s core technology uses extensive food ontology known as the Food Genome, that incorporates and understands macro and micro-nutritional data, flavor compounds, store availability, price and promotions.
Recently at the American Diabetes Association's 78th Scientific Sessions in Orlando, Florida, Ascensia Diabetes Care has revealed that UK based Whisk have been selected as the winner of the Ascensia Diabetes Challenge, a global innovation competition that set out to find digital solutions to support type 2 diabetes management.
Whisk was selected after judges combed through 116 other submissions that were all sent in from 25 different countries before the deadline at the end of this past February.
Whisk’s winning innovation is a Culinary Coach that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to provide personalized food recommendations based on flavor preferences and food avoidance, that will be expanded to use blood glucose data for people with diabetes.
The Whisk platform is an AI-powered nutrition platform that currently enables users to browse recipes based on factors including their personal taste preferences, time constraints, budgets, weather and dietary restrictions or allergies. Once a user adds a recipe to their meal plan, it can be automatically added to an online shopping cart at some of the world’s leading grocery retailers, seamlessly allowing them to buy ingredients.
As winner of the challenge, Whisk plan to create a personalized food experience for people with type 2 diabetes that will learn from their blood glucose readings and make food recommendations that are more tailored to their own diabetes. Using readings from Ascensia’s blood glucose monitoring systems, the AI will learn how the user’s blood glucose readings react to specific foods and recipes, allowing them to build a tailored meal plan for their diabetes that can help to keep their blood glucose in range. The Culinary Coach for diabetes will start by providing personalized recipe recommendations, and will in the future develop to suggest convenience foods and restaurant options.
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