Objective and subjective meal registration via a smartphone application

Ioannis Moulos, Christos Maramis, Ioannis Ioakimidis, Janet van den Boer, Jenny Nolstam, Monica Mars, Cecilia Bergh, Nicos Maglaveras

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SPLENDID is a research programme that develops a novel preventive intervention for young people at risk for obesity and eating disorders. The SPLENDID app, a novel smartphone application that mediates the monitoring and modification of the participants’ eating and activity behaviors, resides in the intervention’s core. The app receives and manages eating and physical activity related signals from three communicating sensors as well as subjective user input. In this paper, we present two discrete meal registration mechanisms – subjective and objective – that have been implemented and incorporated in the SPLENDID app, along with the relevant user feedback. In objective meal registration, the app records meal information with the help of a portable food weight scale, while an electronic meal report is employed for the subjective registration. Certain components of the proposed registration mechanisms and the relevant feedback have been evaluated with respect to usability on forty young adolescents, yielding promising results.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Trends in Image Analysis and Processing -- ICIAP 2015 Workshops
Subtitle of host publicationICIAP 2015 International Workshops, BioFor, CTMR, RHEUMA, ISCA, MADiMa, SBMI, and QoEM, Genoa, Italy, September 7-8, 2015, Proceedings
Place of PublicationCham
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-23222-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-23221-8
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event18th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing, ICIAP 2015 - Genoa, Italy
Duration: 7 Sept 20159 Sept 2015
Conference number: 18

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference18th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing, ICIAP 2015
Abbreviated titleICIAP


  • Sensory meal recording
  • Subjective meal reporting
  • Smartphone application
  • Obesity
  • Eating disorders


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