I have a new post up at blog@CACM, “Smartphones and Health Systems Research at Intel Seattle“, about a recent open house I attended at Intel Seattle research labs.
One of the biggest factors to success in weight loss and management is if you are able to simply write down what you eat and have a support group help you along the way. If you can make a tool that makes it trivial to do both you would be more successful in your weight loss goals. The iPhone has some applications for this, but so far the applications I have seen aren’t as seamless as I think they should be in computing food eaten and sharing results with people who are looking to help you.
[For those who like the science behind the statements, the research article was published in August 2008 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.]