11 February 2011 Mobile text messaging solutions for obesity prevention
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Cellular telephony has become a bright example of co-evolution of human society and information technology. This trend has also been reflected in health care and health promotion projects which included cell phones in data collection and communication chain. While many successful projects have been realized, the review of phone-based data collection techniques reveals that the existing technologies do not completely address health promotion research needs. The paper presents approaches which close this gap by extending existing versatile platforms. The messaging systems are designed for a health-promotion research to prevent obesity and obesity-related health disparities among low-income Latino adolescent girls. Messaging and polling mechanisms are used to communicate and automatically process response data for the target constituency. Preliminary survey data provide an insight on phone availability and technology perception for the study group.
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David Akopian, David Akopian, Varun Jayaram, Varun Jayaram, Lakshmipathi Aaleswara, Lakshmipathi Aaleswara, Moosa Esfahanian, Moosa Esfahanian, Cynthia Mojica, Cynthia Mojica, Deborah Parra-Medina, Deborah Parra-Medina, Sahak Kaghyan, Sahak Kaghyan, } "Mobile text messaging solutions for obesity prevention", Proc. SPIE 7881, Multimedia on Mobile Devices 2011; and Multimedia Content Access: Algorithms and Systems V, 788104 (11 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.871882; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.871882


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