Development a Mobile System Based on the Harris-Benedict Equation to Indicate the Caloric Intake

  • Vladimir Villarreal
  • Manuel Otero
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10069)


This project is focused on the design and development of a mobile application that records the daily food intake for a person, and the caloric based-content indicates that it is the amount of calories consumed. To perform the calculation of Basal Metabolic Rate (BMR) Harris Benedict equation is used, this method of calculation is based on age, sex, height and weight. The estimated value is multiplied by a number corresponding to the level of activity of the individual. The resulting number is the recommended kilo calories to maintain current body weight daily intake. The system will have two modules, one is that which manages the data capture and delivery for storage. This in turn consists of a mobile application with a simple user interface where you can enter data and prepares to send them to the storage service. In addition, the App can view the recorded data and display it on the screen data queries.


Object-relational model Framework E-health Calories intake Harris benedict equation 



The first author is member of the National Research Investigator award (SNI) from the SENACYT as a National Research I and the second author is an Engineer in Computer Systems of the Technological University of Panama.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GITCE Research LabTechnological University of PanamaChiriquíPanama

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