Supporting family engagement in weight management

Nathalie Colineau*, Dipak Bhandari, Cécile Paris, Yanfeng Shu, Peter Marendy

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Abstract

As obesity is increasing in many countries, helping people manage their weight has become an important issue. Medical research has shown that the family context may be important to promote lifestyle changes. Our work aims at designing a collaborative environment to engage a family in support of an individual needing to manage his or her weight. This paper presents the first step in our iterative design process which aimed at collecting information about the needs of overweight and obese people, and about the type of environment they would find useful for them and their family.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009
Pages3991-3996
Number of pages6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Event27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 4 Apr 20099 Apr 2009

Other

Other27th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2009
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period4/04/099/04/09

Keywords

  • Family engagement
  • Weight management website

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