About this Research Topic
As information and communications technology (ICT) evolved and has become increasingly widespread, mobile devices became desirable tools for use in nutrition research. Mobile devices provide new options for facilitating disease prevention and management and advancing health monitoring and assessment. The use of mobile devices in the nutrition field has grown rapidly in line with digital technology developments. Mobile tools have the potential to enhance flexibility and efficiency to improve dietary and health-related behaviors, and to enable efficient communication between caregivers and their care recipients. Mobile devices hold promise for tracking and assessing individual's diet and collecting large chronological data on dietary information.
We are calling for contributions that highlight mobile health interventions, mobile-based dietary assessment and analysis of dietary data collected through mobile devices in a variety of nutrition areas. We aim to provide an overview of mobile-based approaches for dietary behavior change, dietary assessment, nutrition education, and analysis of dietary data.
This Mobile Health and Nutrition Research Topic covers studies, reviews and discussion that deal with health and nutrition practice supported by mobile devices (e.g. mobile phones, tablets, personal digital assistants (PDAs), wearable devices, and other point-of-care handheld devices) and use of mobile devices in dietary assessment or dietary data collection.
We welcome the submission of Original Research, Review, and Perspectives on subtopics including (but not limited to)
- Mobile health interventions that incorporate dietary modification
- The use of mobile devices in diet-disease association studies
- Mobile-based nutrition counseling and education
- Analysis of dietary data collected from mobile devices
- Mobile-based dietary assessment
- IoT-based image-assisted or image-based dietary assessment
Jung Eun Lee is conducting the Filipino Women's Diet and Health Study supported by Handok Pharmaceuticals Co. Ltd. Funding agency plays no role at all in the design or conduct of the study, the analyses, the interpretations of data, or in the preparation of the manuscript.
Keywords: mobile health, nutrition, digital health, diet, eHealth
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