Smartphone app focus of new study on binge eating treatment

New research sponsored by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai will evaluate the efficacy of the Noom Monitor mHealth app in a clinical setting and establish a training materials database for the tool.

The device is aimed at helping Kaiser Permanente healthcare system patients who suffer from binge eating. The goal is to determine if the app can aid in the delivery of medicinal treatment, boost medication adherence and play a supportive role in patient treatment and weekly therapy interactions. The app will allow care providers to determine frequency of binge episodes, patient weight and body concerns and assess global eating pathology.

Researchers are planning to begin the study in December, with a completion date of June 2017. Announcement