Along with researchers and students from Medialogy, Integrated Food Studies (IFS) and the AAU Doctoral program the DIMS will have its reality check on Friday and Saturday april 24 and 25 when AAU food and medialogy will meet the public during researchers round-the-clock (Forskningens Døgn) in shopping mall Spinderiet. The AAU stand will be open 16:00-18:00 on Friday and 11:00-15:00 on Saturday in the grand plaza of the mall.
The DIMS invention contributes to improving hospital foodservice practice by optimising patient food intake and reduce food waste. It works through through monitoring, forecasting, and ordering methods based on application of innovative information communication technology tools (ICT).
The DIMS project has investigated foodservice professionals’ experiences and their perceived barriers towards strategies of reducing food waste in large-scale institutional and hospital kitchens. It also investigated routine practices of hospital meal service to identify needs that can enhance patients’ food intake and food waste reduction. Based on the findings the identified tools the AAU researcher along with Syscore Aps – the SME that co-developed the Dietary Intake Monitoring System (DIMS).
Furthermore, the DIMS technology has been used as a new technique to investigate the effect of meal portion size choice on plate waste generation among patients’ with different nutritional status, providing an outcome for an improved nutritional care.The DIMS project has functioned as a basis for the PhD thesis that has been handed in by PhD student Kwabena T. Ofei for the AAU doctoral program.
Professor Bent Egberg Mikkelsen, Aalborg University, email@example.com, tlf. 99 40 25 56
Administrerende direktør Michal Dobroczynski,sysCore Aps, firstname.lastname@example.org, tlf. 32 21 57 70
PhD student Kwabena T. Ofei, Aalborg University email@example.com