A team of us are currently running a project testing out a prototype of a digital app for taking pictures of meals (plates of food before and after eating), and reporting hunger, mood, and any symptoms. This is for potential use for identifying problem foods and/or malnutrition among older people in the care home setting and beyond. You may have seen mention of it in our previous recruitment of an advisory group.
We will shortly require further testing of the next version and reporting on issues. This will include downloading the app on an android phone or tablet (i.e. any smartphone or tablet that is not iphone/ipad; we can loan you a tablet if you do not have an Android device – collection/drop-off from the university or by post, but you will need to post it back yourselves), completing its use at each meal for about 2 weeks as well as recording what you are eating and any issues with the app in a daily food diary as well.
We can pay £50 for participation in this part of the project as it is from a UK Research & Innovation funded grant.
Please email email@example.com if you are interested in taking part and the first 10 able to help us will be selected for participation.
We will also then send you a full Participant Information Sheet and consent form, with details about confidentiality of your data etc. associated with this project.
Anna Whittaker on behalf of the project investigators: Jenni Connelly, Nidia Rodriguez-Sanchez, Kevin Swingler & Anna Whittaker