Journal Club GENOMICS AND DIGITAL HEALTH

Self-monitoring technologies and health recommender systems to promote healthy behavior change

 

 

Abstract:

Today, the world is facing two major issues: Non-Communicable Diseases and ageing population. Although committing in healthy behaviors has been shown to be highly beneficial for individual’s health and well-being, the challenge remains in motivating the adoption and the long-term engagement in such behaviors. Here, we focus on the efficiency of self-monitoring technologies and health recommender systems to promote positive change on modifiable behaviors, mainly regarding physical activity and nutrition. It sheds light on the opportunities and the limitations of self-monitoring, gamified, social and conversational applications and intends to provide guidelines for designing these technologies for specific population, namely: chronically ill and elderly patients.

 

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