Fooducate Mobile Health Application: Patient Guide
Subject: Health IT
Table of Contents Scenario for Ms. Wong mHealth Application Teaching Evaluation References Scenario for Ms. Wong Ms. Wong is a 28-year-old female diagnosed with obesity She lives alone and does not have anyone to support her in her decision to change the unhealthy lifestyle She has college education and works as a primary school teacher She struggles to maintain her diet healthy and balanced because she is used to eating junk food She is willing to exercise and change her diet if she is supervised or can track her progress somehow mHealth Application Name: Fooducate Purpose: Track the quality and quantity of food, calories, exercise, scan barcodes to see how healthy the food is Audience: dieting individuals, individuals who want to lose weight, individuals with diabetes Mobile Device: Smartphones, tablets (Apple and Android) Location: App Store, Google Play Teaching Interface: user-friendly, with detailed explanations and comments Usability: allows tracking food and exercise, checking graded products, and receiving recommendations and advice from the community (Fooducate, n.d.) Barcodes are scanned with the help of the phone’s camera Tips can be shared via the app; the patient can receive recommendations from others and send their own Personalized settings allow grading based on age, gender, the presence of diseases, etc. Evaluation Patient can critically analyze the food they are currently eating Patient can customize goals depending on their objectives (vegetarian diet, gluten-free, etc.) to avoid junk food Patient can track added and natural sugars in food More natural food receives better grades, which patient can use as references (Food and Health, n.d.) Alternative lists provide a choice for unhealthy food chosen by the patient References Food and Health. (n.d.). What we learned about fooducate. Web.
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Fooducate. (n.d.). Eat better. Lose weight. Get healthy. Web.