Knowtrition

Knowtrition is a preventive healthtech and food retail innovation designed for people who aim to maintain a well-balanced diet routine, in order to prevent potential chronic diseases in the future.
Innovative
STUDENTS INVOLVED
Agata Juszkiewicz
ABOUT
CERN
Applying human-centered design to emerging technologies
This project is an interdisciplinary collaboration between Royal College of Art and CERN, the birthplace of the World Wide Web and the Large Hadron Collider. We were examining how innovative and disruptive technologies can help address the world’s most intractable challenges, by design. This project has been awarded as a winning project in an RCA x CERN Grand Challenge (among 74 teams, 374 students from across the School of Design) and we have presented the project at CERN in Switzerland.
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Challenge
More than 50% of the world lives with preventable chronic diseases. Moreover, 75% of all healthcare in the UK costs stem from chronic diseases, such as diabetes. In 25 years, the number of people with diabetes worldwide is expected to almost double. How might we prevent people who have urban lifestyles from contracting type II diabetes and other chronic diseases? A healthy, balanced diet is the most important factor to prevent it. We identified food shopping as a decision-making point. The selection of food products we buy in a supermarket determines what we eat later at home.

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Outcome
“Knowtrition” is a preventive healthtech and food retail innovation designed for people who aim to maintain a well-balanced diet routine, in order to prevent potential chronic diseases in the future. This consists of a scanner in a form of transformable bag made of bioplastic which is biodegradable; a skin patch that monitors nutrition data in the body and displays a real-time information about the food; and an app that calculates nutritional needs of the user based on food purchasing history and health data, as well as generating a personalised products suggestion.
special thanks
My teammates – Anya Muangkote, Yi-Fan Hsieh, ZhiYi Zhang Our mentor from CERN – Yuri Ermoline All people we had a great opportunity to interview and prototype with Helix Centre (Digital Health Innovation Lab) Open Cell London (Biolabs for biotechnology & synthetic biology start- ups)

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