Dr. Adam Hoover

hooverAdam Hoover is a Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Clemson University. His research on tracking systems lies at the intersection of several fields including image and signal processing, state space modeling, filtering, and embedded computing. His group works with many types of sensors, and often builds embedded systems that prototype novel tracking ideas. He is an Associate Editor for the IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics—the leading engineering journal for mobile health (mHealth) tools. He is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a founding member of its section on eHealth/mHealth, dedicated to developing electronic media and mobile technology to facilitate the prevention and treatment of obesity. For the past 9 years he has dedicated his research team to the development of new tools for the measurement of energy intake. They are building hidden Markov models to study what they call “the language of eating.”

Dr. Eric Muth

muthEric Muth is a Professor in the Psychology Department of Clemson University. His research focuses on how the mind and body interact under stress, using non-invasive psychophysiological techniques to study the responses of the gastrointestinal (GI) and autonomic nervous systems, both in the lab and on the field. The aim of this work is to analyze the effects of stress in high workload environments, its effects on the GI system, and to understand the causes, symptoms, physiology, and prevention of motion sickness. His research currently focuses on studies needed for the creation of a program of biofeedback to help individuals achieve healthier BMIs. His work with ELMM is to help people achieve healthy weight loss. The overarching goal of his research is to help people live healthier lives.

About Bite Technologies

bite-logo-iconBite Technologies was founded in 2009 specifically to commercialize the intellectual property associated with the ELMM, also known in its beginning stages as the Bite Counter. Early prototypes tested in laboratory studies were custom constructed and tethered. Bite Technologies refined the technology and initiated small-scale manufacturing of a watch-like self-contained version of the device. Marketing to the research community began in 2012. Marketing of the second generation device began in 2015.

Our offices are located in Pendleton, SC, in the Griffith Incubator. This 18,000+ sq. ft. facility houses several university start-up companies including Tetramer Technologies.

Bite Technology plans to continue to innovate in the field of measuring energy intake and serve as the tech transfer incubator for related research at Clemson University. See our appearances in the news on the Press Room blog.

Thanks to Our Supporters

We owe many thanks to the National Institute of Health for providing substantial early funding during our research phase. In addition, Bite Technologies is a South Carolina Launch company and proudly recognizes that our manufacturing takes place within the state of South Carolina.


To speak with Dr. Muth and Dr. Hoover about the ELMM watch and the patented tracking technology behind it, email us here.