SEOUL, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of catering companies are going beyond the limit of providing simple meals towards supporting health management and improvement of dietary habits using state-of-the-art technology.
CJ Freshway Corp., a food distribution and catering affiliate of CJ Group, teamed up with food data analysis start-up NUVI Lab in July to develop a dietary life management service for daycare centers.
The company plans to apply ‘food scanner’ technology that monitors the kind and quantity of leftover foods by analyzing food images before and after children eat.
This technology makes it easier to find if children eat too much or have unbalanced eating habits, thereby contributing to improving their dietary habits.
Major food producer Ourhome Co. is analyzing how much of a specific dish will be consumed per day by analyzing various factors, including weather, season, day of week and company food preferences.
For instance, the number of employees eating at company cafeterias increases on the first day of the rainy season, but the figure goes back to normal from the third day of the rainy season.
As the importance of sanitation and safety has increased significantly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of non-face-to-face services is also on the rise.
Samsung Welstory Inc., Samsung Group’s food service affiliate, is rolling out face recognition payment services and sensor technology that automatically supplies a spoon and chopsticks if it senses hand motion.
For some company cafeterias, Ourhome introduced food distribution robots that carry side dishes to food distribution tables.
J. S. Shin (firstname.lastname@example.org)