‘Weird’ doll dolls could help cure obesity, study finds
An Australian study has found that a doll with a specialised eye can help a patient lose weight and has discovered that a specially designed doll is better at detecting people with diabetes than people without.
Key points:The doll can detect people with type 2 diabetes in a way similar to a smartphone camera, researchers saidResearchers found that the doll’s specialised eyes were able to identify people with a higher risk of diabetes from their body weight and insulin levels.
“It is possible that a device like this could help people to manage their diabetes,” Dr Julie Mok, a researcher from the University of Technology Sydney, said.
“For example, it could be used to identify those people who are more prone to developing diabetes, such as those with diabetes, or those who have had diabetes in the past, such that they would not develop diabetes in their lifetime.”‘
Curious’ doll could help obese people lose weightDr Mok and her team, led by Dr Michael Chua, an associate professor at the University at Albany, New York, studied the ability of the doll to detect people in the obese group of people.
They found that while a doll could identify obese people with the same accuracy as people with normal weight, it had a greater ability to detect the obese people without diabetes.
“There was a clear difference in the doll detecting people at a higher body weight,” Dr Mok said.’
Culturally appropriate’ dollThe researchers then designed a doll that could detect people without Type 2 diabetes using a unique algorithm developed by Dr Chua.
Dr Mollins said the algorithm would be culturally appropriate.
“If you have a doll in the world that’s not culturally appropriate, it’s not going to be used in the right way,” she said.
Dr Chua said the researchers had been able to develop the doll using the body weight as the indicator.
“The algorithm we developed allows the doll and its owner to recognise people in their environment,” he said.
The doll was designed to be made of a plastic and metal composite.
“That’s a very high quality material.
It’s a material that has good thermal conductivity,” Dr Chuea said.
Ms Mok has previously worked on a similar doll that was made of polycarbonate, but said the material was not a suitable material for use in a doll.
“We wanted to find a material where we could make a durable and robust doll that can withstand the harsh environment of a doll house, and so we used polycarbonates,” she explained.
“So this material is a material for making a durable, robust, and very robust doll.”
Dr Moks team also used a robot to test whether the doll could move around.
Dr Yolanda Tse, a professor at University of Melbourne, has also worked on using a doll to identify individuals with Type 2 Diabetes.
“I think the most interesting thing about the doll is that the technology that we developed is a very novel technology,” she told ABC News.
“When we developed the doll, we really thought it was a very simple device, it was very simple to make, it is very lightweight, and the reason we thought it could work so well is that we had to make it in a very different way than most other types of machines.”
Dr Tse said the doll would be able to detect diabetes and detect people who were overweight or obese.
“They are looking for patterns that can help them see the way they look,” she added.
Dr Tsel said it was important to find out if the doll worked on other types to help people lose the weight.
“Because I think there are people who would be really happy if they could see their weight drop and they would feel a sense of pride about it,” she advised.