Food Friend

18032 FoodFriend (Autonomous and easy-to-use tool for monitoring of personal food intake and personalised feedback)

What and how much we eat has an important impact on our health. Diet-related diseases are a major public health concern and continue to endanger our population health and the sustainability of our healthcare systems. Unbalanced food intake (relating to both what and how much we eat) can result in metabolic disturbances, malnutrition, overweight, poor mental performance and other medical risk factors like hypertension, and osteoporosis. This can further lead to cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, hip fractures, liver pathologies, Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. [1] It is evident that these issues are found both in free living as well as hospital/nursing home settings. Therefore, the newly developed Food Friend technology as presented in this proposal will be oriented towards (1) Prevention of malnutrition in nursing homes and in patients using tube feeding and (2) Nutritional trans-mural care of chronic diseases (obesity, type 2 diabetes)


Funding: ITEA 3 CALL 5
Project Calendar: 01.10.2019 – 30.09.2022
Project Total Budget: 8.976.90 k€
ARD Budget: 400.00 k€  

Countries & Partners:

  • TURKEY(ARD Informatics Technologies, Turkcell Teknoloji)
  • NETHERLANDS (Almende BV, Evalan, Maastricht Instruments, Maastricht University, MedVision360 BV, Noldus Information Technology BV, Nutricia Research)
  • PORTUGAL (BE Unit, LDA, FYI DIGITAL INNOVATION, Instituto Superior de Engenharia do Porto (ISEP) -GECAD, University of Porto Faculty of Medicine)
  • SPAIN (DOMUSVI ESPAÑA, Experis ManpowerGroup, S.L.U., HI Iberia Ingeniería y Proyectos)
  • BELGIUM (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, NXP SemiConductors, pilipili productdesign, Zorarobotics NV)