Mobile Application for Recognizing Allergens on Food Packages with Text Recognition

Sander Kangur
The prevalence of food allergy keeps on rising. Therefore, more allergic people are trying to figure out, what they are allowed to eat. Food packaging labels do not always meet the standards, which makes finding necessary information a tedious task. To alleviate the problem, the mobile application Scannit, which works in Estonian, was developed. The app uses text recognition to check whether the chosen food contains a certain allergen or not. The user scans the label of a food package and receives personal feedback about their allergens. User testing was performed to assess the quality of the mobile application. Overall the users were satisfied with the application. The experiments concluded that scanning the label performed better than manually reading it. After testing, the main deficiencies pointed out by the subjects were removed.
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Bachelor - Computer Science
Jakob Mass
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