TRAINUTRI – TRAINing and NUTRItion senior social platform

By establishing a well-being platform, TraiNutri aimed to help elderly people share ideas and habits in order to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

Project Number: AAL-2009-2-2019

Funded by: AAL        Duration: 05/2010 – 09/2012

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Challenge

People tend to integrate within groups and imitate behaviours, so creating a healthy lifestyle social group will foster individual healthy lifestyles. For example, treating a heart attack may cause the patient’s children to change their dietary habits, improving their health and possibly improving their future medical outlook. Helping someone lose weight may influence that person’s friends to also lose weight. Additionally, an analysis of the nature and extent of the person-to-person spread of obesity showed surprising results. Researchers found that an individual’s chances of becoming obese increased by 57% if he/she has a friend who became obese. Adult siblings also influenced one another, increasing the chance of obesity by 40%. The risk of becoming obese increased by 37% if an individual’s spouse became obese. Therefore, a special care is needed in order to improve the quality of life of people, mainly for the elderly (50-65).

Innovation

By establishing a well-being platform, TraiNutri aimed to help elderly people share ideas and habits in order to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

Action

The TraiNutri Platform offers to users a social environment, which includes the following:
·         Active elderly people who can exercise outdoors will use an exercise monitor linked to the TraiNutri platform. Their achievements will be recorded in the platform and advice will be fed back both as messages and under the supervision of a trainer.
·         People with limited mobility will mainly exercise indoors, but in connection to a network of peers.
·         Nutrition monitoring and advice.
·         Support and motivation from the network of peers

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Project Partners

KMOP – Social Action and Innovation Centre
Planet Media Studios SL (Spain – Project Coordinator)

UPM Research Centre (Spain)
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain)  
MobiHealth B.V. (Netherlands)
University of Geneva (Switzerland)  
NetUnion (Switzerland)

Collinear Technology Solutions (Netherlands)

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