Behavior Change

Symposia

Optimization of Behavioral Interventions SIG Presents: Passive Sensing of Eating Behaviors: Current State of the Art and Implications for Behavioral Medicine Research

Saturday, April 1
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Room: Sapphire 411a

Eating behaviors contribute to a variety of health outcomes such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer. To date, the vast majority of behavioral medicine research has relied on measurements of eating that are inherently flawed. Daily self-monitoring is often burdensome, incomplete, and inaccurate. 24 hour recalls, considered the gold standard in dietary intake assessment, is burdensome, often limited in accuracy, and only captures a snapshot in time of what was consumed. Further, using today’s technology, behavioral scientists are increasingly able to intervene on individuals just-in-time, when the person most needs or would most benefit from support. However, with both popular methods of dietary intake, the measures are retrospective and not assessed while eating is occurring, limiting the potential of using just in time interventions. Other behaviors such as physical activity have benefitted from passive sensing technologies to overcome this barrier. Passive sensing, detection, and prediction of eating has the potential to decrease biased reports of eating, gather real time information about eating, and predict problematic eating behaviors. In this symposium, we seek to review the state of the science of passive sensing of eating in the first presentation. We will then move on to discuss the “guts” of how detection and prediction of eating works along with privacy, stigma, and user-comfort of wearable sensors. In our third presentation, we will illustrate a package of real time sensing and the potential for intervention. Finally, we will review the implications of moving this aspect of science forward as it pertains to prevention and treatment of problematic eating.

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Edward Sazonov

Associate Professor
The University of Alabama
Alabama, Tuscaloosa

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