CozZo app in LOWINFOOD : foodwaste innovation within the house
How to scientifically assess the usefulness of household food waste prevention apps
1st February 2022
CozZO is a food, home and personal supplies manger, combined with versatile shopping and meal planners, which helps users avoid food waste by tracking what they have and when it expires. The system reduces users’ product management efforts with suggestions and auto-update algorithms based on predictive self-learing technology.
CozZo app is part of the applications focused on in the LOWINFOOD project, a “Multi-actor design of low-waste food value chains through the demonstration on innovative solutions to reduce food loss and waste”. LOWINFOOD supports the reduction of food loss and wastes in the European Union by demonstrating innovative solutions following a multi-actor approach that involves actors along the entire value chain. During the life of the LOWINFOOD project
During the life of the project, the CozZo app will be tested in the Finnish, Greek and Austrian households. The scientific approach for this app that consist of :
- Finding participants: they need to be in possession of an iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch, as the CozZo app is not yet available on Android devices. Besides, participants need to be willing to test the app for several weeks and help collect the required data and of course have different characteristics concerning the household-type (e.g. multi- and single person-households, flat-sharing-communities etc.) and also other characteristics like age and residential areas will be taken into account.
- Finding a suitable method for implementation: The generated food waste must be collected or in another way recorded before and during the use of the app (quantity and composition). It is important to collect the most accurate data possible and to require as little work as possible from the consumers, as otherwise the willingness to participate is severely limited.
After a certain period, the content will be weighed and sorted by scientists. Additionally, a questionnaire will be distributed to gain qualitative data.
The first results are expected in summer 2022!
To know more read the page of the: LOWINFOOD last newsLOWINFOOD last news
For more information about the project, please visit the following media :
- The page dedicated to the project on AREFLH website
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No.101000439