Method and system for preventing virus-related obesity and obesity related diseases

  • US 8,585,588 B2
  • Filed: 11/18/2010
  • Issued: 11/19/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/18/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for preventing obesity related to infection by an adipogenic adenovirus, comprising:

  • obtaining a sample from a person;

    assaying the sample to determine whether the person has been previously infected with an adipogenic adenovirus;

    if said assaying step indicates that such person has not been previously infected with an adipogenic adenovirus, providing to the person at least one sensor positioned to detect when a person'"'"'s hand approaches a predetermined distance from the person'"'"'s face;

    reducing the incidence of hand-to-face contacts by said person due to the person being warned by said at least one sensor of occasions when the person'"'"'s hands approach said person'"'"'s face, said at least one sensor incorporated into eye glasses;

    providing a signal generating device operatively associated with said at least one sensor and with a semiconductor device programmed to select one of a plurality of predetermined distances of proximity so that a person'"'"'s hand triggers the signal generating device to warn the person that their hand is in the proximity of their mouth, said signal generating device employing at least a vibratory signal; and

    communicating from the sensor to a recording device, via a transmitter, the occurrence of said vibratory signal, said recording device recording the occurrence of said vibratory signal to indicate the number of hand-to-face contacts by said person, thereby reducing the risk that obesity related infections will be acquired by said person.

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