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Mobile Phones may Promote Healthy Eating

by Savitha C Muppala on  February 19, 2010 at 11:54 PM General Health News   - G J E 4
 Mobile Phones may Promote Healthy Eating
Researchers are looking to use mobile phones to encourage people to turn to fruits and veggies rather than giving in to sweet delights.
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Andrea Grimes at Georgia Institute of Technology's College of Computing has come up with a system called EatWell that lets people use their devices to record and share audio stories about their diet with other members from their community.

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She said: "I wanted to make a system that was able to harness the community-held expertise, not just bringing in outside expertise. With mobile phones, I saw an opportunity to use technology to make that information even more visible."

Grimes observed: "Most of the research says that for you to have a strong thriving community there needs to be a lot of interaction between the community members. But from our study, we saw that people felt a sense of community even though there wasn't a lot of interaction." (ANI)

The research was presented at the Conference on Computer Supported Work held in Savannah, GA. (ANI)

Source: ANI
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