WeightMate

WeightMate

Getting to know your food moods

Nearly one-third of the population of the United States is obese, and another one-third is overweight, resulting in significant health risks. Behavioral aspects including dietary habits, emotional states, and lack of physical exercise are the primary contributors to this phenomenon. In this project, we use smart phones to log dietary habits; track user behaviors, social interactions and emotional states; and gather the context of their actions. This information is then used to provide context-sensitive education based on trend detection, and just-in-time persuasive feedback to improve eating habits, reduce emotional eating, moderate exposure to unhealthy eating environments, and encourage better choices including greater physical activity. Social reinforcement would also used to further motivate users.