The grant will be used for the RELAX app development and two phases of clinical trials, with a goal of making users more aware of when and why they stress eat.
The company's Japan division has outfitted a banana with sensors and LEDs to create the world's first edible wearable.
The device relies on cameras and sensors to identify, weigh and record everything on the plate, and transmit that information to a companion app.
The system consists of three parts: smart dispensing bottle; the FuelPod Marketplace with vitamins, minerals and other supplements; and the LifeFuels app.
The portable device does its magic by relying on the power of near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy to scan physical materials for their molecular fingerprint.
The WiFi-enabled product works with a companion app to analyze fitness, nutrition, and sleep data and dispense a personalized blend of powdered nutrients.
Using IBM Watson's cognitive computing technology, the application is able to deliver personalized dining recommendations.
Rooted in Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), by tracking a user's sleep patterns, the system offers dietary and holistic health lifestyle advice.
The service will let both existing Rise subscribers or any consumer via SMS connect with a team of human advisors to get food advice on the fly.
The three parties will work together on a 12-week, 200-person trial of a new mobile health app for eating disorders called Noom Monitor.