We want to improve public health with digital technology and mindfulness.
Obesity causes an increased risk of diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. One in four adults in the UK are obese and this is rising. The current system for treatment for obesity is not enough. We need to get involved at a population level.
Mindfulness has been used in healthcare for decades. These techniques improve our physical and mental health. For patients with obesity, mindfulness has been beneficial. For example, it has improved eating behaviour.
We are developing an AI-based mobile sensing framework. This will enable and support scalable mechanisms incorporating mindfulness concepts to transform obesity care.