Apparatus to control diet and weight using human behavior modification techniques

  • US 5,673,691 A
  • Filed: 01/02/1996
  • Issued: 10/07/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/11/1991
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A behavior management system comprising:

  • a self-contained portable hand-held computer having a processor, memory accessible by the processor, and input keys and a display both in communication with the processor;

    personalization means for receiving and storing personal information regarding a user and said user'"'"'s behavior goals, including the input keys for receiving the personal information and the memory for storing the personal information including information regarding behavior goals;

    said processor including a processing means for generating a behavior management program by accessing said memory to retrieve the personal information, said program prompting the user to perform one or more behaviors, to achieve said behavior goals wherein prompts are generated when the behavior management program determines that the one or more behaviors, are to be performed;

    output means for displaying each of the prompts for said behavior when the behaviors, are to be performed, said output means being operatively coupled to said processing means;

    behavior recording and storage means for recording data regarding behavior and a bodily condition of the user for a period of time extending through several prompts;

    said processor further including an adaptation means operatively coupled to said processing means for receiving via the input keys information regarding the user'"'"'s recorded behaviors, analyzing the recorded data regarding recorded behaviors and bodily conditions to determine historical trends in behavior and changes in the bodily condition, and dynamically adapting said behavior management program in response to said historical trends and changes in the bodily condition, so that the program will generate new prompts to achieve said behavior goals.

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