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So'rah: An Arabic Mobile Health Application for Saudi Dietary Evaluation

Authors:
Abeer S. Al-Humaimeedy
Rahaf Almozaini
Lama Almansour
Kholoud Alaqeely
Ahlam Almutairi
Abeer Alolayan

Keywords: Mobile health, mHealth, Application, Dietary evaluation, Obesity

Abstract:
Current studies show that obesity is reaching higher rate in Saudi Arabia. Health problems related to obesity, like diabetes, obstructive sleep apnea, and osteoarthritis are becoming serious concerns in the Saudi society. In the same time, mobile phones have been embraced by a rapidly increasing number of people worldwide in general and in Saudi Arabia in particular. Using smartphone mobile health applications to watch food calories is an effective method to fight obesity. However, most of the current mobile diet applications are available in English language and do not provide the number of calories for Saudi foods. This paper presents So’rah, a mobile health application for a dietary evaluation. So’rah aims to show the number of calories in Saudi foods based on barcode reading using a mobile camera, or typing full or part of a food’s name. Moreover, the application allows guest (unregistered) users to explore the reviews for different kinds of foods. If users register in the application then they can review the taste and quality of the food and create a diet plan to maintain their weight by logging intake calories and follow up drinking water. In this paper, we will describe the development process of So’rah mobile application and the implementation challenges.

Pages: 131 to 136

Copyright: Copyright (c) IARIA, 2018

Publication date: March 25, 2018

Published in: conference

ISSN: 2308-4359

ISBN: 978-1-61208-618-7

Location: Rome, Italy

Dates: from March 25, 2018 to March 29, 2018

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