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_hm
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re: Patent 8,078,492 - Providing consumers with incentives for healthy eating habits
_hm   1/8/2012 12:21:07 AM
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How system will be tuned for various people? It may have user settings and can be kept to very low value to get almost full freedom.

old account Frank Eory
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old account Frank Eory   1/3/2012 11:01:54 PM
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Hilarious, although I must admit it sounds slightly more practical than an IBM patent I stumbled across years ago that had something to do with sub-space communications at faster than light speeds.

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phoenixdave   12/30/2011 3:21:59 AM
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Reminded me somewhat of the old "rat conditioning maze". Make the right decision and be rewarded (apparently monetarily according to IBM). I'm not sure of the consequences of not making the correct decisions...

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Duane Benson   12/30/2011 2:38:47 AM
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So if I eat a large bowl of ice cream, it will tell me to get off my duff and run ten miles? Perhaps it will also not let me get up from the dinner table until I eat all of my peas and carrots.

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chanj0   12/29/2011 9:04:30 PM
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The patent is very interesting. Maybe, it will help the participant to stay healthy. It might provide a reason for health care provider to charge a premium to the participant. Or, it might provide a channel for the provider to sell the participant record for a profit.

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rick merritt   12/29/2011 8:34:06 PM
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Wow, it took just over a decade for this patent to issue! Thus the description talks about embodiments in a laptop, personal digital assistant or telephone. It does not mention a smartphone or tablet app which would be the most logical implementations today. I don't know which is harder--changing people's eating habits or streamlining the patent office.

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Patent 8,078,492 - Providing consumers with incentives for healthy eating habits
phoenixdave   12/29/2011 3:00:37 PM
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This is an interesting new IBM patent. Comments?? A method, system, and program for providing consumer healthy habits incentives are provided. A consumable item, consumed by an individual, is detected. A health factor is detected for the consumable item. An electronic incentive is selected for the individual according to the health factor, such that the individual is encouraged to consume a healthy selection of consumable items. An electronic incentive may be further specified according to the individual health history, exercise history and consumption history of an individual.



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