Malnutrition is the number one cause for the decline in health of senior citizens. A poor diet is both the result of unawareness of the ideal foods, the loss of autonomy and lack of interest in buying groceries. The senior population is growing in number, importance and purchasing power, so there is a need for these citizens to be better understood and catered.
The consortium created an app that integrates an algorithm capable of combining the dietary wants, needs and a budget for each senior individual. Then, it elaborates a meal plan which is transformed into a shopping list for Continente Online, with the contents being delivered to their home. The solution was developed and is being tested in real-life situations.
Granted funding from the European Commission and FCT
Tiago Oliveira, Tiago Silva, Gustavo Alves, Pedro Santos, Pedro Atanásio, Marlos Silva, Daniela Mendes.