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Smartphood

a research project, developed by IRIde and UNIMI, which was awarded a Working Capital grant. It’s also an app.

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THE APP IS MEANT

to monitor and better understand one’s
food choices.

Eating baked chicken breast and salad? Tick baked chicken breast and salad in the app. We’ll tell you how many calories are in your dish and how much you can still shove in your mouth without starting to look like a Botero.

THE PROJECT

really is about analysing
the data produced by users
of the app.

Users have tracked their nosh-ups and guilty footing sessions; our room-sized computer is crunching numbers looking for significant correlations between emotional, behavioural and contextual variables.

26 PEOPLE

did install SmartPhood.
14 were male,
12 female.

24 Italians, a French fellow and a guy from Switzerland. 18 have actually used the app more than 10 times. More than 1700 meals were recorded which amounted to approximately 657 thousand calories (gluttons!)

USERS

tracked anything they ate.
They reported
what they were eating

where and when they were doing it, selecting food from a scientifically validated database of ingredients.

WE KNOW WHERE

our users ate. The large majority of the meals

took place at home (69%). The 12% of them
happened to be at the office. The 11% at a bar.
Restaurants and fast foods enliven the bottom of our ranking (6 and 2% of meals respectively).

WE KNOW HOW MUCH

they ate in each
of those places
and when they did so.

On average, if one had breakfast at the bar he would be taking in 317 Kcal. If they had it home, then he would be having 280 (and they say “I don’t feel like eating anything but coffee in the morning!”). If one had dinner at a restaurant, he would have about 814 Kcal.
The same meal eaten home was, on average, 200 calories and several €s smaller. Stuff like this.

WE KNOW HOW

people were feeling when they where eating, where they were eating what they were eating.

(Scary uh?!)
Each meal was tagged with an emotional status
built along 7 dimensions: sad, scary, tired,
angry, confused, energetic, happy.

INCENTIVES.

Users were incentivised to use the app. We put money and books on the line

(there’s people out there who don’t like money!).
Good eating habits granted points and badges.
Each meal was worth 25 cents.

BIG HEADS

from UNIMI are analysing data. Results will be published while still hot on this website.

You’ll be able to download them [here].
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