iSchool Capstone

Creating a New Mediterranean Diet App for Patients with Early-Onset Dementia

Project tags:

data science & visualization

mobile or web development

ux & interaction design

The Mediterranean Diet has been scientifically shown to improve people’s cognitive abilities. However, there is currently no nutrition app on the market specifically for elderly patients with early-onset dementia. Our team sought to create a new app based on the Mediterranean Diet app, Olitor, and increase the app’s accessibility for patients with early-onset dementia. Through usability testing, we found that relevant users wanted an interface with enlarged text, simplified language, and the option to record their nutrition more frequently. We thus implemented these features into our app so that this population can reach their nutritional goals and lead healthier lives.

Project participants:

Kimberly Lum


Nicholas Marangi


Jayna Wang


Oscar Wu