Title

An App to Assist in Eating Disorder Recovery- Rewiring Your Brain

School Name

Center for Advanced Technical Studies

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Computer Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

This project is targeted towards teens who struggle with eating disorders, specifically anorexia, as such disorders can result in a variety of health defects from malnourishment to death. Treatment options for those with eating disorders are both limited and expensive, making them inaccessible to many. Many teens struggle with eating disorders and find themselves with a lack of time or resources to pursue recovery. The creation of this app will allow for a more accessible way for people to begin their self-guided journey to recovery. Developed using X-Code software, the app will utilize positive reinforcement to gradually alter the user’s mindset towards food, as eating disorders generally stem from negative self image or consistent negative associations with food. The psychological component of eating disorders is what makes recovery so difficult, as many patients find it difficult to change their approach to food due to an extended negative relationship with it.This project will likely allow patients to begin the transition to a more positive and healthy relationship with food, as it is evaluated on whether it is positive and encourages healthy thoughts and habits. This project will allow for those with a more limited range of recovery options the opportunity for a greater chance of recovery and the improvement of their health.

Location

HSS 206

Start Date

4-2-2022 9:45 AM

Presentation Format

Oral Only

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 9:45 AM

An App to Assist in Eating Disorder Recovery- Rewiring Your Brain

HSS 206

This project is targeted towards teens who struggle with eating disorders, specifically anorexia, as such disorders can result in a variety of health defects from malnourishment to death. Treatment options for those with eating disorders are both limited and expensive, making them inaccessible to many. Many teens struggle with eating disorders and find themselves with a lack of time or resources to pursue recovery. The creation of this app will allow for a more accessible way for people to begin their self-guided journey to recovery. Developed using X-Code software, the app will utilize positive reinforcement to gradually alter the user’s mindset towards food, as eating disorders generally stem from negative self image or consistent negative associations with food. The psychological component of eating disorders is what makes recovery so difficult, as many patients find it difficult to change their approach to food due to an extended negative relationship with it.This project will likely allow patients to begin the transition to a more positive and healthy relationship with food, as it is evaluated on whether it is positive and encourages healthy thoughts and habits. This project will allow for those with a more limited range of recovery options the opportunity for a greater chance of recovery and the improvement of their health.