SeVa: A Food Donation App for Smart Living

Christina Varghese, Drashti Pathak, Aparna S. Varde

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Abstract

An important goal in our world today is to eliminate food waste by reutilizing available food sources within local communities: leftover food items in restaurants, stores and food distribution centers that may be approaching expiration; and any perishable items not used in entirety within their desired period. This is highly significant, particularly during crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. This paper focuses on creating an interesting mobile application (app) called SeVa that provides a ubiquitous platform wherein users can visualize available food resources in their local area and consequently gain access to food, thereby tackling two major issues, i.e. hunger and food waste. This app is pertinent to the UN SDGs (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals) and fits the general realm of AI for Smart Living in Smart Cities. In addition to entailing IoT (Internet of Things) and ubiquitous computing, this work makes positive impacts on both healthcare and environment by reducing hunger and food waste respectively. We describe our SeVa app development using principles from AI, and especially HCI (Human Computer Interaction), along with its evaluation encompassing user surveys. We also list some open issues with the scope for future work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE 11th Annual Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference, CCWC 2021
EditorsRajashree Paul
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages408-413
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780738143941
DOIs
StatePublished - 27 Jan 2021
Event11th IEEE Annual Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference, CCWC 2021 - Virtual, Las Vegas, United States
Duration: 27 Jan 202130 Jan 2021

Publication series

Name2021 IEEE 11th Annual Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference, CCWC 2021

Conference

Conference11th IEEE Annual Computing and Communication Workshop and Conference, CCWC 2021
CountryUnited States
CityVirtual, Las Vegas
Period27/01/2130/01/21

Keywords

  • AI in Smart Cities
  • App Development
  • COVID-19
  • Food Waste Elimination
  • HCI
  • Healthcare
  • Hunger Alleviation
  • IoT
  • Smart Living
  • Ubiquitous Computing

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