open platform for clinical nutrition
The OPEN food composition database is a relational database designed with respect to the Food data structure and format standard (BS EN 16104:2012), which enables data exchange with other information systems through web services. OPEN is implemented using the LAMP group of open source software (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP). The mobile apps that are based on OPEN have been implemented on the Android platform, while the app eDietetik was developed by the Codename One software development tool, which is aimed to provide a unified code for various desktop and mobile operating systems (like Windows, Android, Blackberry, iOS and others). For the aims of TURNTABLE, we aim to integrate functionalities of the existing mobile apps (eDietetik, Libra, PD_manager) and implement them as part of the TURNTABLE platform. To suit the needs of the project, OPEN will be upgraded in three parts: i) dietary recommendations for seniors with specific aging-associated diseases will be updated considering recent medical recommendations and guidelines adopted in the pilot countries as well as globally; ii) the OPEN food composition database will be extended with generic and branded compositional data for foods from the pilot countries. This won’t be a problem because the OPEN has been connected to Quisper, through which this kind of data and services can be easily provided; and iii) user interfaces will be adapted for the specific needs of the elderly.