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The Miriam Hospital is using an mHealth wearable designed at the University of Alabama to monitor patients’ eating habits in a clinical trial that could someday help providers with chronic care management.

A Rhode Island hospital is launching a pilot program to determine whether an mHealth wearable can help users lose weight.

Researchers the The Miriam Hospital, part of the Lifespan Health System, will be using an mHealth device called the Automatic Ingestion Monitor. Developed at the University of Alabama, the AIM attaches to a user’s eyeglasses and monitors eating habits, including what kinds of foods are eaten, how much, how often and how fast.

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