Date of Award
Open Access Thesis
Computer Science and Engineering
Computer Science & Engineering
Michael N Huhns
Food, honestly, is too precious to waste. Food wastage is a very serious issue prevalent in the world today. American households alone throw out an equivalent of $165 billion worth of food each year. People often forget to consume food they purchased before the expiration date, or sometimes they over-purchase food they can have, then throw them away. Hence, this thesis aims to prevent food wastage with the help of a smart phone application that helps keep track of food item expiration dates and gives you notification alerts when it is about to expire. It implements a barcode scanner for automatic product name discovery as well as optical character recognition (OCR) for automatic food expiration discovery.
James, R. P.(2013). An Application for Keeping Track of Food Item Expiration. (Master's thesis). Retrieved from http://scholarcommons.sc.edu/etd/2463