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Monitoring Food Intake in an Aging Population: A Survey on Technological Solutions

University of Extremadura, 10004 Cáceres, Spain
University of Évora, Évora, Portugal
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Presented at the 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing and Ambient Intelligence (UCAmI 2018), Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, 4–7 December 2018.
Proceedings 2018, 2(19), 445;
Published: 31 October 2018
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The aging of the population has increased the research efforts focused on eldercare. In this area, nutrition is a topic of particular interest. A significant number of problems related with aging have their origin in a deficient nutrition. Many elders suffer changes in their nutritional patterns and these changes can cause serious deterioration of their physical condition. Therefore, to be able to address nutritional problems in the elderly, their nutritional patterns must be recorded and analyzed in an easy and efficient way. From a technological point of view, numerous works focus on monitoring the food intake, not only of elders but also of the general population. However, these works usually do not take into account the problems associated with an aging population. In this paper we present a survey of existing technological solutions for monitoring food intake. The analyzed solution are categorized based on their technological implementation and their adaptation to the needs of an aging population.
Keywords: food monitoring intake; eldercare; iHealth; survey food monitoring intake; eldercare; iHealth; survey
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Moguel, E.; Berrocal, J.; Murillo, J.M.; Garcia-Alonso, J.; Mendes, D.; Fonseca, C.; Lopes, M. Monitoring Food Intake in an Aging Population: A Survey on Technological Solutions. Proceedings 2018, 2, 445.

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