Precision Nutrition D-Lab: harnessing digital technology to provide tailored nutritional care in early life

Danone Research & Innovation today inaugurated its new Precision Nutrition D-Lab at Biopolis Singapore. The lab will be a global hub of innovation, using advanced digital technology to provide tailored nutritional care in early life.

The newly established Precision Nutrition D-Lab is equipped with digital-enabled data collection tools and data analytics to strengthen its position in pioneering research and innovation in early life nutrition.

It will be developing real-life, self-service tools that capture and analyse parenting data and advise parents and healthcare professionals, which include:

  • A device that records and analyses baby cries 24/7 to provide feedback for parents and healthcare professionals to better determine the concern of crying.
  • An app that scores baby stool pattern and help parents gain insights on their baby’s gut function and development.
  • An app that scores baby skin symptom and provides advice to parents and healthcare professionals.
  • Artificial Intelligence conversational tool that addresses concerns and uncertainties of parents and to gather data around parental feelings.

The D-Lab adopts a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates data science and machine learning to help generate insights on early life nutrition. These insights enable researchers to discover new biological mechanisms, predict the risks of certain diseases and eventually drive nutritional solutions for the long-term health of individuals.

Through the D-Lab, Danone Research & Innovation hopes to play a more meaningful role in the provision of innovative healthcare solutions.

“Being at the heart of Asia will allow Danone Research & Innovation to form strategic partnerships with regional healthcare experts to devise customised nutritional solutions to continue enriching the health of Singapore and beyond,” said Rocio Martin, Director, Research and Innovation, Danone Research & Innovation Singapore.

Click infographic to learn more about the Precision Nutrition D-Lab.