High Tech Treatment of Obesity

In order to help young people of the Hispanic community to control obesity, the University of Southern California is developing high tech treatment resources, both for treatment as prevention of this disease.

It’s sensors measure in real-time the heartbeat, count the number of steps that the person is and which is also the time of sedentary activity, as a means to fight against the obesity epidemic.

This research is led by Dr. Donna Spruijt-Metz by means of a laboratory that specializes in regard to the prevention and treatment of obesity in young people from minorities.

I believe that we are about two years to (massively) use this (wireless monitoring) system for the prevention and treatment of obesity, confirmed the medical who also said: we are validating all our sensors and we are very confident in the results and analysis for when this is given to the public. Using these new sensors in the area of the laboratory two young Hispanic check both ends of this research, do various exercises or to remain without doing anything. Signals which measure heart rate and level of the effort are sent through the sensors that are attached to their bodies.

Measurements are carried out at the moment, only within the laboratory, but in the not too distant future these young people will begin to perform the same tasks at home and will continue to be monitored.

All data are transferred to a cell phone that re-transmite them to a server and then the server returns data already analyzed the cell phone. In this way, the information is received in real time allowing to monitor objectively. All persons (volunteers) involved in this research are of Hispanic origin and are affected by this epidemic of obesity. On the other hand, should take into account some statistical data showing that both obesity and sedentary lifestyle cause California an annual expenditure of 41 billion dollars, allocated to health care.