A mobile health monitoring application for obesity management and control using the internet-of-things

Abstract : Obesity is one of the most serious and dangerous nutrition disorder around the world. Usually, people develop patterns of unhealthy eating that lead to increased body weight and accumulation of fat in the body. There are many reasons for that as suggested by researchers; one of the reasons is the imbalance between the energy intake from food and energy consumed in the body, which can possibly lead to increased body weight. One of the primary treatments for this serious health risk include diets, physical activity, weight-loss training and adoption of health programs that promote healthy eating. As such, reliable mechanism to prevent and control the obesity levels is vital. It led many experts and researchers who are interested in the health sector to explore more solutions that help to combat the obesity phenomenon. This paper presents a mobile health application intended to increase the awareness levels of parents and children about the obesity risks and help them to sustain balanced and healthy eating lifestyle. The proposed mobile application is an educational tool for the evaluation of interventions to prevent obesity risk levels. The application is based on the Internet-of-Things approach, which allows tracking food intake, remote capturing and constant monitoring of children data with interactive feedback displayed on the mobile application.
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Mohamed Alloghani, Abir Jaafar Hussain, Dhiya Al-Jumeily, Paul Fergus, Omar Abuelma'Atti, et al.. A mobile health monitoring application for obesity management and control using the internet-of-things. Sixth International Conference on Digital Information Processing and Communications (ICDIPC), Apr 2016, Beirut, Lebanon. pp.19-24, ⟨10.1109/icdipc.2016.7470785 ⟩. ⟨hal-01377391⟩

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