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An mHealth Application for a Personalized Monitoring of One’s Own Wellness: Design and Development

  • Manolo Forastiere
  • Giuseppe De Pietro
  • Giovanna SanninoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 60)

Abstract

Behavior and lifestyle are the key determinants of health, disease, disability and premature mortality. There is important evidence that demonstrates that unhealthy behaviors increase the risk of the onset of many diseases and therefore could be considered among the causes of the disease itself. The ambition of this app is to provide people with something similar to a personal trainer, an application that, after collecting a range of information on the individual, is able to classify her/him based on her/his individual characteristics (physical parameters and lifestyle) and then to propose specific recommendations to improve her/his well-being. By monitoring the evolution over time of these individual characteristics, the application can also give feedback on the effectiveness of the measures and therefore provide positive stimuli to motivate the user to continue the path taken.

Keywords

mHealth Wellness Activity monitoring Diet monitoring Healthcare 

Notes

Acknowledgments

The authors gratefully acknowledge support from Neatec S.p.A. and from the project Smart Health 2.0 (PON04A2_C). A special thank to Prof. Agostino Grassi, world renowned nutritionist and secretary of the Mediterranean Diet Foundation. Moreover, the authors wish to thank Prof. Agostino Gnasso, Prof. Francesco Perticone, Dr. Sofia Miceli, and all research group at the University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro (Italy) involved in the SmartHealth 2.0, for their useful contribution to this study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Manolo Forastiere
    • 1
  • Giuseppe De Pietro
    • 2
  • Giovanna Sannino
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Neatec S.p.A.Pozzuoli, NaplesItaly
  2. 2.Institute of High Performance Computing and Networking (ICAR-CNR)NaplesItaly

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