Integrated electronic platforms for weight loss

Shelly K. McCrady-Spitzer, James A. Levine

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What can be done to build effective weight loss solutions for the 1.5 billion people with obesity? It is self-evident that no one good solution exists for people who are overweight or obese, otherwise it would have been applied across the people who need it worldwide. There is, therefore, an urgent need for approaches that will afford weight loss; what is more, such approaches need to be scalable. For that reason, it is attractive to consider electronic platforms as an avenue for scalable weight loss solutions. Such platforms often do not require substantial investments but rather the integration of pre-existing off-the-shelf components. In this article we explore the concepts and design challenges for electronic platforms that precipitate weight loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-207
Number of pages7
JournalExpert Review of Medical Devices
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • Accelerometer
  • Energy expenditure
  • Food intake
  • Food storage
  • Physical activity
  • Weight loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Biomedical Engineering


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