Towards an Engaging Mobile Food Record for Teenagers

  • Maurizio CaonEmail author
  • Stefano Carrino
  • Federica Prinelli
  • Valentina Ciociola
  • Fulvio Adorni
  • Claudio Lafortuna
  • Sarah Tabozzi
  • José Serrano
  • Laura Condon
  • Omar Abou Khaled
  • Elena Mugellini
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9281)


In the frame of the PEGASO European project, we aim at promoting healthier lifestyles among teenagers focusing on the alimentary education and physical activity. This paper presents a novel concept of mobile food record developed following a multidisciplinary approach to innovate both the monitoring and the user experience. This mobile food record does not count calories but is focused on tracking dietary patterns and support the adoption of target behaviours. Moreover, the introduction of game mechanics developed through participatory design techniques aims at sustaining engagement in the long term.


Dietary Pattern Healthy Lifestyle Food Group Dietary Behaviour Target Behaviour 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maurizio Caon
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stefano Carrino
    • 1
  • Federica Prinelli
    • 2
  • Valentina Ciociola
    • 2
  • Fulvio Adorni
    • 2
  • Claudio Lafortuna
    • 2
  • Sarah Tabozzi
    • 2
  • José Serrano
    • 3
  • Laura Condon
    • 4
  • Omar Abou Khaled
    • 1
  • Elena Mugellini
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western SwitzerlandFribourgSwitzerland
  2. 2.Consiglio Nazionale delle RicercheMilanItaly
  3. 3.Universitat de LleidaLleidaSpain
  4. 4.University of NottinghamNottinghamUK

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