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Personalised Guide for Eating and Activity Behaviour for the Prevention of Obesity and Eating Disorders

Personalised Guide for Eating and Activity Behaviour for the Prevention of Obesity and Eating Disorders

Objective

The emergence of eating disorders and obesity as major health concerns increased research in these fields. However, impressive advances in neurobiology, genetics and sociology of eating had minor clinical or sociological impact. In obesity, pharmacological interventions have failed and while life-style interventions seem moderately successful, they are embedded in specific social contexts. In the field of eating disorders traditional interventions have poor results and high levels of relapse. Our central assumption, validated in randomized control trials, is that supervised training of patients to eat and move in a non-pathological way is effective in the prevention of both eating disorders and obesity. The logical next step is to apply the same kind of methodologies to the general population, in real life by combining expertise in identifying and modifying behavioural patterns with current technical advancements in the fields of sensors and intelligent systems. SPLENDID aims to develop a Personalised Guidance System to help and train children and young adults to improve their eating and activity behaviour by detecting subjects at risk for developing obesity or eating disorders and offering them enhanced monitoring and guidance in order to prevent further disease progression. To this end it will monitor key parameters of eating and activity, such as food intake, meals structure, snacking, daily physical activity during real life; evaluate in real-time and offer guidance towards recommended behaviours. Four studies in Sweden and Netherlands will evaluate:(i)a screening programme conducted at school settings during daily meals, with the aim to assess the children's eating behaviour, and (ii)the capability of the system to offer correct and effective guidance on eating/activity behaviour. The incorporation of a school, a healthcare provider and a technology provider in the consortium maximises the potential for successful business model definition and exploitation.

Coordinator

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Address

Kedea Building, Tritis Septemvriou, Aristotle Univ Campus
54636 Thessaloniki

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 761 290

Administrative Contact

Anastasios Delopoulos (Prof.)

Participants (6)

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CSEM CENTRE SUISSE D'ELECTRONIQUE ET DE MICROTECHNIQUE SA - RECHERCHE ET DEVELOPPEMENT

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 719 940

SOLUCIONES TECNOLOGICAS PARA LA SALUD Y EL BIENESTAR SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 302 640

WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 213 010

MANDO GROUP AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 403 200

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 301 200

INTERNATIONELLA ENGELSKA SKOLAN I SVERIGE AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 45 720

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 610746

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 October 2013

  • End date

    30 September 2016

Funded under:

FP7-ICT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 597 959

  • EU contribution

    € 2 747 000

Coordinated by:

ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS

Greece