A recent article in the BBC is just the beginning in the race for technology to aid in the health and well being of the human race. The fear of obesity and being overweight is something that we all take seriously especially when it comes to our youth. It is not always a choice, as we have seen at weight loss camps. However, there are always new ways to aid in the fight against obesity. There is now a range of hi-tech sensors that can measure food intake and activity in order to assess obesity risks. The European Union is going to fund a new project called Splendid, it aims to persuade youngsters to adopt healthier year round lifestyles and be more aware of their eating and exercise habits.
Obesity causes an estimated 2.8 million deaths among adults around the world every year. “The idea is that we try to investigate ways to prevent obesity and eating disorders,” said Prof Anastasios Delopoulos, the project co-coordinator who works for the department of electrical and computer engineering at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece. This system will be tested on approximately 200 secondary school students in Sweden and another set of children in the Netherlands. This is […]