Seminar: iGlasses Lite – Dietary Monitoring Eyeglasses

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iGlass Lite: Capture and keep daily eating moments.

Course/Project description

Chewing and biting are two interesting targets of dietary monitoring. The proposed student project aims at offering a wearable solution of chewing and biting monitoring in free-living by integrating sensors in smart eyeglasses. In the first stage, chewing and biting sensors would be integrated on 3D-printed eyeglasses. A basic data recording system would be implemented. Secondly, a pilot study would be conducted to collect a minimized sensor dataset including eating activities. The data quality would be assessed, and results would be used to optimize the system with focus on sensor positioning, event-triggering and online processing strategy. The project will yield a ready-to-use version of eating monitoring eyeglasses that could be contributing to long-term eating monitoring.


Learning objectives

  • Wearable prototyping and system integration
  • Timeseries processing and eating detection

Course data

ECTS 2.5, 5, 7.5, default: 5
Project type BSc./MSc.-Seminar, Thesis
Language English
Presence time 4 SWS
Useful knowledge 50% hardware design + 50% programming
Work distribution Embedded System, Python
Period Summer semester 2019
Med. Eng. Seminar Title Advance Context Recognition (ACR)
First meeting Seminar introduction on

24. Apr. 2019, 17:00-18:30 at Henkestr. 91, Haus 7, 1. OG, R 373.


Up-to-date literature recommendations are provided during the lectures.


Final presentation and final report.


Rui Zhang

  • Job title: Researcher
  • Address:
    Henkestr. 91, Geb. 7
    91052 Erlangen
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85-23604
  • Email:

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg