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Can Apps Help Treat Eating Disorders? Startup Receives Grant to Find Out

Rodrigo Mejia

When it comes to mobile health apps, blood pressure analyzers and heart rate monitors reign supreme. But what about mental health? Noom, a New York-based health startup, recently secured a small business grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how their app, Noom Monitor, can effectively engage users with eating disorders and influence a behavioral change. Engagement is key. A component of mental health treatment is tracking habits, something smartphone tech could make easier.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    This is fascinating. Does it respond to the vitals of the person using it. So, let's say- if they experience starvation mode, the app reminds the person to eat something with fiber and vitamins?