05673691 is referenced by 270 patents and cites 44 patents.

In the preferred embodiment, a hand-held computer prepares and monitors a goal-oriented weight, nutrition and exercise control program. Visual and audio prompts tell users when to eat and exercise, and provide suggestions for what to eat. The computer assists the user in setting safe goals for desired weight loss and the time required to achieve the loss. The user follows menu and exercise programs suggested by the computer. The computer records and analyzes the user's food consumption, exercise and weight loss programs. Finally, the computer displays feedback information regarding the user's progress towards achieving the desired weight.

Title
Apparatus to control diet and weight using human behavior modification techniques
Application Number
639425
Publication Number
5673691
Application Date
January 2, 1996
Publication Date
October 7, 1997
Inventor
Catherine T Timmerman
Silver Spring
MD, US
Gerald J Swisher
McLean
VA, US
Hyam Singer
Silver Spring
MD, US
Marilyn J Pritchard
Rockville
MD, US
Dennis J Linnell
McLean
VA, US
Donald A Link
Columbia
MD, US
Albert Jerome
Herndon
VA, US
Nicholas C Ide
College Park
MD, US
Lee W Frederiksen
McLean
VA, US
Scott A Brenneman
Falls Church
VA, US
Orna Behar
Reston
VA, US
Al Behar
Reston
VA, US
Philip S Abrams
McLean
VA, US
Agent
Nixon & Vanderhye P C
Assignee
PICS
VA, US
IPC
G09B 19/00
G06F 15/00
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