A mobile application to influence and self-manage the lifestyle of type two diabetes patient
Cardiff Metropolitan University
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This dissertation explores the subject of diet control for type two diabetes using a smart watch application. The literature review overviews the effects of type two diabetes and the potential risks that can occur when the diet and fitness is not in control or enough. It was discovered that fitness routine has the ability to improve diet preferences and health, and can potentially increase the quality of life for type to diabetes patients on a long term. Fitness also has many health benefits beyond weight loss, like improving mental health and heart related issues. The aim of this project is to develop a stand alone diabetes application, for an Android smart watch. The purpose of the application is to present individuals with suitable routines to apply into their routine by following certain workout plans. Following the testing of existing diabetes related application, it was discovered that an application which allows guidance and appropriate workout routine in accordance to each individual’s diet routine is not available in the market. Questionnaire results were dependent on the user’s diet control experience, the results suggest that users with little experience are likely to use a diabetes application compared to a user who has a lot of experience. The application has been developed to a high fidelity prototype standard and has suggestions on potential for further development. The application has been designed for an Android operating system and was tested using the prototype. The results indicate that the application is efficient, and meets the requirements.
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