Healthier lifestyles app

Mohammedi, Abdullah (2019) Healthier lifestyles app. Masters thesis, Middlesex University.

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Abstract

People with Down Syndrome compared to their peers without Down Syndromes are more likely to be obese, which can result to untreated hypothyroidism, but it can also be due to uncontrolled or lack information in regard to the number of calories in their daily intake as well as the level of physical activity. Some of the strategies in place are weekly group activities that are provided through organisations such as DSActive to help them socialise and take part in sport activities. To raise awareness of the calories in the food that are consumed on daily basis this research project aims to create a system to help people with Down Syndromes to understand harms of calories in food and to encourage healthy eating.

There are other measures in place to help people with Down Syndromes with controlling their weight and physical activity that are develop by Poseidon but it’s hard to lose Wight without knowing healthy eating and this is the gap that this development is trying fill. This application is designed to be an easy to use and understand by using a combination of Poseidon approved symbols and images. This application was tested by people with Down syndrome and their careers and feedback was gathered through DSActive group meeting test. Results showed that both people with Down syndrome and carers found the application useful and liked the design, pointing out the opportunities for further development this application provides.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology
B. > Theses
Item ID: 28735
Depositing User: Brigitte Joerg
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2020 12:58
Last Modified: 16 May 2020 16:34
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/28735

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