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Lifesum: easy and effective dietary and activity monitoring
  1. Matthew S Tredrea,
  2. Vincent J Dalbo,
  3. Aaron T Scanlan
  1. School of Medical and Applied Sciences, Central Queensland University, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Matthew S Tredrea, School of Medical and Applied Sciences, Central Queensland University, Building 81/1.12, Bruce Highway, Rockhampton, QLD 4702, Australia; m.tredrea{at}cqu.edu.au

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Name of the mobile application

Lifesum.

Category of the mobile application

Fitness or health.

Platform

Apple (iOS 7.0 or later); Android (V.4.03 and up).

Cost

Trial—Free.

  • 1-Month—$A8.99 (approximately US$6.50)

  • 3-Month—$A18.99 (approximately US$14.00)

  • 12-Month—$A39.99 (approximately US$29.00).

About the app

Lifesum allows users to monitor food intake and daily activity (figure 1). The user utilises a search bar to display an activity or food item database from which the most suitable option can be selected and adjusted for time of activity completed or amount of food consumed.

Figure 1

The free version of the application determines daily intake targets based on input from the user regarding age, body mass and general goals. The upgraded version uses additional variables to estimate daily energy requirements. Daily targets are divided by nutrient, with targets set for total kilojoules, carbohydrate, protein and fat (figure 2). In the upgraded version, daily targets are further divided to provide information with respect to micronutrient intake. As the user inputs information in …

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