Diet advisory system for children using biofeedback sensor

Hawazin Badawi, Mohamad Eid, Abdulmotaleb El Saddik

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Abstract

Measuring energy expenditure has a significant role in health monitoring systems. It provides vital information about physical activities that are essential indicators of wellbeing, especially for children. Biofeedback systems are promising methods to monitor and measure daily energy expenditure. In this paper, we present a diet advisory system using biofeedback sensors to monitor children physical activities and estimate the consumed energy, which can be utilized to provide diet recommendations, based on children's health records and preferences, to the parents to improve the children's health status. We propose an algorithm to calculate daily energy expenditure for children based on the accelerometer sensor. This system aims to promote healthy food habits in accordance with energy expenditure, vitamins, and allergies. The system evaluation has demonstrated the ability of the proposed system to provide useful recommendations about the children diet habits for the parents while adopting to the children's health record and preferences and avoiding allergic food.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMeMeA 2012 - 2012 IEEE Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Proceedings
Pages113-116
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event2012 IEEE Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2012 - Budapest, Hungary
Duration: May 18 2012May 19 2012

Publication series

NameMeMeA 2012 - 2012 IEEE Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Proceedings

Other

Other2012 IEEE Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, MeMeA 2012
CountryHungary
CityBudapest
Period5/18/125/19/12

Keywords

  • Health care
  • accelerometer sensor
  • biofeedback systems
  • energy expenditure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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    Badawi, H., Eid, M., & El Saddik, A. (2012). Diet advisory system for children using biofeedback sensor. In MeMeA 2012 - 2012 IEEE Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Proceedings (pp. 113-116). [6226642] (MeMeA 2012 - 2012 IEEE Symposium on Medical Measurements and Applications, Proceedings). https://doi.org/10.1109/MeMeA.2012.6226642