Research and analysis

Reducing obesity: future trends in technology

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

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Tackling obesities: future choices: future trends in technology and their impact on obesity

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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.

Published 17 October 2007