College

College of Engineering

Department

Computer Science Department

Degree Name

BS in Computer Science

Date

6-2019

Advisor(s)

Dan Weeks

Abstract/Summary

With the increasing ease of access and decreasing price of most food, obesity rates in the developing world have risen dramatically in recent years. As of March 23rd, 2019, obesity rates had reached 39.6%, a 6% increase in just 8 years. Research has shown that people with obesity have a significantly increased risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and certain cancers, among other life-threatening diseases. In addition, 42% of people who begin weightlifting quit because it’s too difficult to follow a diet or workout regimen.

We created Radish in an attempt to tackle these problems. Radish makes it easier for people to achieve fitness goals without having to do a large amount of diet and fitness research that generally overwhelms beginner weightlifters. Our contributions in this field are unique because we make decisions for the user so they have fewer disinhibitions from starting and continuing on their fitness journey. Our target demographic for this app are people with limited fitness experience who want to attempt to improve their health and aesthetics. We believe we’ve successfully created a strong proof of concept in the scope of this senior project. We will be continuing our work with this app after the completion of this quarter and we hope to release the app on the App Store and Google Play by the end of the year.

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