People underestimate their bad habits.
The wearable cameras are suggested to be implemented as a measure to help identify inconsistencies in self-reported activities verses actual activities during sedentary behaviors.
People are not always aware of what they do when they are home in a relaxed atmosphere. While being sedate (watching television or surfing the net), people may grab snacks and unhealthy foods without being fully aware of it. These are the behaviors that could impede the treatment plans given to them by their doctors. They may be overweight, obese or have diabetes in which accurate dietary intake becomes imperative information to their doctors.
There may be two reasons for the inconsistencies in self-reported information; people are not aware of how frequently they snack and people have a different understanding of 'how much is too much.'
It's not that people are dishonest, but possibly they are 'lying to themselves.' For example, they may believe one can of soda a day is not a lot so they will tell their doctor they don't drink a lot of soda. The doctor will believe them although he understands 'not a lot' to be one soda a month.
Also, they may not be fully aware of how many times they went back into the kitchen for unhealthy snacks. They may consciously remember only grabbing a snack once, but in actuality they may have grabbed a few snacks.
Unfortunately, this self-reported behavior may be detrimental to a health treatment plan given by the doctor.
The wearable cameras worn around the neck can provide feedback into the actual behaviors of individuals. This information can help doctors in providing a better treatment plan for improved health.
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