Research and analysis

Reducing obesity: future trends in technology

Report looking at future trends in technology and their impact on obesity.



This report explores the future impact of new technologies on obesity and health over the next 20 years. It does this by:

  • identifying future opportunities where new technologies could help manage health and weight more successfully
  • analysing the future impact of new technologies on lifestyle, dietary habits, and activity levels - both positive and negative (such as increased inactivity due to labour-saving devices)
  • exploring how different parts of society may adopt or reject these solutions

This report was commissioned as part of the Foresight project on tackling obesities.