SlipBuddy: A Mobile Health Intervention to Prevent Overeating

Tulu, Bengisu and Ruiz, Carolina and Allard, Joshua and Acheson, Joseph and Busch, Andrew and Roskuski, Andrew and Heeringa, Gage and Jaskula, Victor and Oleski, Jessica and Pagoto, Sherry (2017) SlipBuddy: A Mobile Health Intervention to Prevent Overeating. Hawaii International Conference On System Sciences (HICSS).

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Obesity is one of the top health issues around the globe. Rapid adoption of smartphones presents an opportunity for delivering technology-based interventions that are designed to tackle behaviors that contribute to weight gain. Research shows that the vast majority of weight loss apps in the market place do not go beyond deploying tracking based strategies that are burdensome to the users. In this study, we present a new mobile app and an intervention system called SlipBuddy that puts less burden on users and implements stimulus control strategy to help users lose weight. We describe the SlipBuddy system in detail and present the results of the first phase of a pilot study. Our findings indicate that a mobile app that simply helps users identify and track overeating episodes can potentially result in weight loss.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Informatics > Information System
Depositing User: staff repository 3
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2018 18:43
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2018 18:43

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