A Multisensory Approach to Monitor Bariatric Patient’s Postsurgical Behavior and Lessen Weight Recidivism
Obesity has been on the rise in recent decades and created a significant burden on health care. Bariatric surgery has emerged as the most effective treatment to help severely obese patients. Despite the major success of bariatric surgery, a significant amount of weight recidivism and failure of sustained weight loss is still seen. One study showed that up to 20% of patients regain a significant amount of their weight after surgery. The purpose of our research is to determine if monitoring bariatric patients’ pre- and postoperative compliance with active and passive sensors can bolster bariatric patients’ progress and lessen weight recidivism.
Shim, J. K.,
& Sheth, A.
(2017). A Multisensory Approach to Monitor Bariatric Patient’s Postsurgical Behavior and Lessen Weight Recidivism. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 13 (10), S139-S140.
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