Microsoft patents ‘Shazam for food’ glasses

Microsoft has been granted a patent for a wearable system for imposing dietary self-control, according to a post by data provider CB Insights.

The system involves augmented reality glasses that can monitor what the wearer eats including calorie content and makes food recommendations based on nutritional needs as well as product and restaurant reviews, the report said.

The abstract for the patent “wearable food nutrition feedback system” describes a “see-through, head mounted display and sensing devices cooperating to provide feedback on food items detected in the device field of view.”

The abstract adds: “Feedback can include warnings based on personal wearer needs, general nutrition information, food consumption tracking and social interactions.

“The system includes one or more processing devices in communication with display and the sensors which identify food items proximate to the apparatus, determine feedback information relevant to a wearer of the apparatus; and render feedback information in the display.”