Publication Date

6-8-2021

Document Type

Article

Department

Nutrition, Food Science and Packaging

Disciplines

Human and Clinical Nutrition | Telemedicine

Publication Title

Current Surgery Reports

Abstract

Purpose of review

Computing advances over the decades have catalyzed the pervasive integration of digital technology in the medical industry, now followed by similar applications for clinical nutrition. This review discusses the implementation of such technologies for nutrition, ranging from the use of mobile apps and wearable technologies to the development of decision support tools for parenteral nutrition and use of telehealth for remote assessment of nutrition.

Recent findings

Mobile applications and wearable technologies have provided opportunities for real-time collection of granular nutrition-related data. Machine learning has allowed for more complex analyses of the increasing volume of data collected. The combination of these tools has also translated into practical clinical applications, such as decision support tools, risk prediction, and diet optimization.

Summary

The state of digital technology for clinical nutrition is still young, although there is much promise for growth and disruption in the future.

Keywords

Nutrition, Parenteral nutrition, Enteral nutrition, Digital health, Machine learning, Wearables

Comments

This is the Version of Record and can also be read online here

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

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