We’ve all been there at some points in our lives, and even seen some memes talking about it too! We visit our grandparents for the weekend, and grandma decides to whip up a “small meal” and cooks up a storm to make sure you leave their home happy, satisfied and full of good home cooking. This is a situation seen in every family in the world, but it is more prevalent and commonplace in Chinese households as well. And unfortunately, it is not an uncommon sight to see overweight and obese children walking around in China.
To curb the spread of the new pandemic that poses a serious threat to the health of these children, one student from the Savannah College of Art and Design took it upon herself to develop a simple, cute and intuitive app that can be used to convince children to eat healthily and exercise to turn that soft flab into rock hard muscles!
The Healthy Monster app can be used on both smartwatch and smartphone devices to monitor your child’s health. On your child’s compatible smartwatch, a cute pink monster avatar appears on the screen. They can interact with it by changing the moods on their face. However, they can also check other tasks such as their workout routine for the day and a full-fledged calendar with details of their exercise schedule.
On the other hand (pun intended!), the second half of the Healthy Monster app happens on the smartphone of the parent. From there, they can enter the name of their child, their gender and other basic pieces of information. The UI is simple and easy to use and look at, giving parents only the most vital pieces of information. One such example is a graph that predicts the growth curve, calorie intake of the child as well as an alert system that notifies the parent if the child is at risk of obesity.
Additionally, there is also an entire section dedicated to the foods that is recommended by the app for you to feed and prepare for your child. Healthy Monster gives you a detailed look into the nutritional values of the recommended foods that your child should eat to maintain and lose weight. However, when you are going to prepare their meals for the day, it leads you to the meals section where you can mix and match other ingredients and foodstuffs to get the optimal level of nutritional values that your child requires.
No more will parents subject their children to run around the track to burn off their calories. This simple, intuitive and kid-friendly health app is all you need to keep your loved on healthy and fit while also making it fun for both parents and children!