The Aims of the project was to provide information on nutrition and health that's based on scientific research, and to provide the user with an easy to understand way of tracking their own diet (barcode scanner, food diary, feedback on recommended daily allowances in profile).
Together students from the two streams of the Applied Psychology course (psychology with technology and pure psychology) to work as a team on production of an IT solution that is underpinned by significant, credible, research-based psychological knowledge and understanding. The Nutrition app created is called Nutriclear, the main functions of the app are a barcode scanner which provides nutritional information in a traffic light system, food choices to make in relation to the food pyramid, as well as recipes to use from the food choices, and information regarding diet effects on health. This app was designed based on feedback from our prototype testing where users tested the app through survey monkey and provided feedback and recommendations. If we were to develop this app further we would include a social media platform as well as a multi-barcode scanner. Also a weekly/monthly graph chart would be included so each app user can track and monitor their progress.
Results of the survey showed most interest in 2 areas: the barcode scanner (traffic light system) and information on how diet affects physical and mental health. Due to the low level of interest in the various diets (gluten-free, paleo etc) we decided not to include this in the prototype.