mHealth Platform and Architectures to Provide Nutritional Guidance to Children

Mabel Vazquez Briseno, Manuel Diaz Arce, Elitania Jimenez Garcia, Juan Ivan Nieto Hipolito

Abstract


Obesity and eating disorders in children are major problems worldwide. To promote their future well-being, it is important to educate children and teenagers about healthy lifestyle choices. Mobile technology offers many opportunities for helping to prevent health problems; however, the sole use of stand-alone applications is insufficient to improve childrenâ??s health awareness because children require proper orientation from adults. In this paper, we present a mobile platform intended to provide nutrition guidance to children and architectures for implementing this platform in an elementary school environment. These architectures provide data capturing and user interfaces that are especially suited for children, and they permit adults to send and receive notifications and messages to improve results.

Keywords


Internet of Things, mHealth, NFC, QR Codes.

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International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) – eISSN: 1865-7923
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