Diabetes AR app
Diabetes.co.uk is a community website focusing on providing a comprehensive, supportive and independent experience for visitors from across the world. The undertaking has developed into Europe’s largest community of people with diabetes and people without diabetes alike.
The client has a web portal with a huge database of products and information about them.
Therefore, the client asked us to create an application that allows us to scan products during shopping – the application tells the user whether a given product is healthy and/or safe for health. A refrigerator icon appears next to a valuable product, a fridge appears, whereas a garbage can is displayed next to undesirable products, and the application additionally tells the user what is healthy and what is not: by clicking on the “fridge” you can find out, for example, how many calories a given product has.
Make living with diabetes easier
Shopping is a process that we often do automatically. We put in the basket products that we know, and not necessarily those that are healthy. New technologies, such as augmented reality, can help us look after healthier counterparts
The customer has a huge database of products. It was necessary to specify what information we can check to give the application user a clear message about the value of the product. Domain knowledge of the client allowed us to get answers to all questions, and to specify to which data our application will need access. Before we started the development, the client wanted us to prepare the application UI, because its main recipients will be a group of people defined by the client.
Most of the data that was necessary for the operation of the application, the client already had in its database. This allowed us to focus on the effective use of this data and planning work. We were able to deliver any more functionality during the week, so we worked in weekly sprints. This allowed us to finish the job in 4 weeks.
The application uses AR to scan the product codes that are in the store. The application recognizes what a product is, what its nutritional value is (whether it is suitable for our health) and displays the appropriate message.
The application perfectly fits into the area of healthy eating. It is both important for consumers who do not have time to browse product depots as well as for food producers. In the latter case, it is about proposing healthier substitutes. Customers of applications for which healthy eating is important will certainly be happy to see domain ads or suggestions for specific products.
Amazing technology stack
The augmented reality application has been prepared using Unity 3D