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Enhancing recovery from eating and weight disorders using mHealth and psychological theory

Project description

Smartphone app for eating disorders

Eating disorders affect around 20 million people in the EU. Often associated with problematic behaviours, such as self-starvation, bingeing and purging, their treatment typically includes a combination of psychotherapy and nutrition education. In this context, the EU-funded SmartEater project is developing an app to provide intelligent mobile logging of psychological and emotional states as well as eating behaviours, as a basis for interventions supporting individuals with bulimia nervosa or binge eating disorder. To ensure high user adherence, the app asks users to repeatedly enter data on craving for foods, stress, and more. Applying machine learning algorithms, the app ‘learns’ from the user and predicts potentially problematic future eating behaviours for timely intervention.

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-PoC
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Host institution

PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 61 250

Beneficiaries (2)

PARIS-LODRON-UNIVERSITAT SALZBURG
Austria
EU contribution
€ 61 250
Address
Kapitelgasse 4-6
5020 Salzburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FACHHOCHSCHULE SALZBURG GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 88 750
Address
Urstein Sued 1
5412 Puch Bei Hallein
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments