Malnutrition in older adults can lead to many serious health problems, including infection, pneumonia, and falls. Providing tools, such as knowledge and social supports, to older adults at risk of malnutrition could lead to improved quality of life and fewer hospitalizations. NYU and Mt. Sinai are looking to develop an app that would provide strategies to improve nutrition among older adults through an interactive bingo game. Users could play the system or other users to increase social engagement. Students will be expected to get user feedback and incorporate suggestions back into the app. This app would be piloted among older adults in the community to assess acceptability and effectiveness. No specialized equipment other than access to a desktop computer + iPhone, iOS and Android devices should be necessary. The team would also enter the app in the Spring Smart Westchester Mobile App Development contest.
Potential References (Dr. Copolla's earlier projects):
2017 Research Day Conference, Paper b7
2017 Research Day Conference, Paper b8
2017 Research Day Conference, Paper b9
2017 Research Day Conference, Paper b10
2017 Research Day Conference, Paper b11