CIRCLE: A Cloud-Based Mobile Wellness Management System
AbstractWith the rapid pace of technological advancement, more people are spending hours in front of TVs or computers, therefore consuming more calories than their physical bodies need. However, even with the help of these diet applications, most diets still do not last long because people: 1) are tired of repetitive meal plans; 2) have no successful weight-management program to keep their food diaries and activity logs; 3) don't see much weight decrease due to nutritional deficiencies or slow metabolism. Thus, we have developed a user-centered mobile wellness system which: 1) allows users to choose their desired recipes; 2) utilizes USDA's NHANES and MPED 2.0 databases and ensures users getting enough nutrients and intake calories; 3) manages users' weights and exercise activities; 4) utilizes cloud technology. Based on users’ overall feedback, we conclude that our system can promote user-centered weight and nutrition management, thus keeping users' bodies fit and healthy.
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