Monitoring and Control of Disordered Eating Behaviors Using Mobile Devices
D. Úbeda, C. Oliver, E. López, L.M. Jiménez
8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference   (Valencia, 10-12 Marzo 2014)
Ed. IATED  ISBN:978-84-616-8411-3  ISSN:2340-1079  - CDROM


Each day an increasingly amount of people suffer from a DEB (Disordered Eating Behavior). A project that brings together health investigations, concerning eating disorders, and the concept of Internet of Things [1] is presented. It is focused on education about healthy eating habits using current technology, such as smart phones, tablets or sensors in order to monitor the activity. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, and our most important aim is to assist doctors and psychologists with the control and monitoring of patients who suffer from anorexia, bulimia, obesity and other eating disorders. An Android application has been developed to help health-care professionals educate patients' eating habits and lead them towards healthier life. The automation of the dietary intake data will become a key aspect in this work, as this technology will make the application easier to use and will require less effort from the patient offering.