Apps That Penetrate the Inner Psyche: Where Will We Draw the Line?

UMass clinical psychologist and associate professor Sherry Pagoto has her sights set on developing a phone app sophisticated enough to tell you when you are about to overeat. With the it’s futuristic capabilities of “physiological sensing,” the app will be able to associate stress with the intake of soothing snacks, the post-work carb craving, and even suggest certain protein-rich snacks for today (instead of the McDonald’s fries you bought yesterday).

Pagoto says that the app is like a weight management trainer with little daily reminders to stay on track. Still, weight-loss has taken on a new extreme with this app. The phone becomes an extension of your brain, telling you what to eat and where to eat it. [WBUR]