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Front. Nutr. | doi: 10.3389/fnut.2019.00149

Development of a Smartphone Application for Dietary Self-Monitoring

 Jeong Sun Ahn1, Dong Woo Kim2, Haemin Park3, Jiae Kim3 and  Jung Eun Lee1*
  • 1Seoul National University, South Korea
  • 2Korea National Open University, South Korea
  • 3Bluecore, Korea

This article describes the key features of the Well-D, a mobile dietary self-monitoring application developed to assess and track dietary intake. To test the acceptability of the app, 102 adults aged 18 years or older were asked to use Well-D for 3 days or more. After using the app, they recorded their likes/dislikes and recommendations regarding ways to improve Well-D. A mobile application for dietary assessment and monitoring may have the potential to help individuals and groups to engage in healthy behaviors.

Keywords: Mobile application, Smartphone application, information technology in healthcare, dietary self-monitoring, dietary tracking app

Received: 04 Oct 2018; Accepted: 27 Aug 2019.

Copyright: © 2019 Ahn, Kim, Park, Kim and Lee. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Prof. Jung Eun Lee, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, jungelee@snu.ac.kr