Hybrid obesity monitoring model using sensors and community engagement

Saad Harous, Mohamed Adel Serhani, Mohamed El Menshawy, Abdelghani Benharref

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6 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Obesity has been recognized to be among the principal causes of many chronic diseases such as diabetes, cholesterol, hypertension, and other cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, monitoring, controlling, and preventing obesity will mitigate the risks generated from the complications of these diseases. Comprehensive preventive measures are essential to control the spread of obesity, while healthcare systems should be organized on the basis of locally derived data to provide adequate and affordable care to the increasing groups of overweight and obese people. In this paper, we propose a hybrid model that relies on both data collected from sensors and participatory data collected from a social network community established to provide value-added obesity awareness, monitoring, and prevention. The model encompasses some key smart features including tracking food intake, lifestyle, and exercise activities, generating warnings and recommendations, and triggering interventions whenever needed. Our model also mines the collected data to produce statistical analysis that can be used by health authorities to have a clear picture of the health status of the population and might help in making rational and informed decisions. Moreover, we implement a prototype of our model as a set of Web services using the SOA paradigm and lightweight protocols. Promising results of our prototype are reported and analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 13th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2017
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages888-893
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781509043729
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 19 2017
Event13th IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2017 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: Jun 26 2017Jun 30 2017

Publication series

Name2017 13th International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2017

Other

Other13th IEEE International Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Conference, IWCMC 2017
Country/TerritorySpain
CityValencia
Period6/26/176/30/17

Keywords

  • Community
  • Monitoring
  • Obesity
  • Prevention
  • Sensors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Signal Processing

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