dacadoo ranked second at the EU SME eHealth Competition 2015 in Riga
13 MAY 2015, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
SummaryZurich, Switzerland - The digital and mobile health company dacadoo was awarded with the second rank at the European Union SME eHealth Competition 2015 in the Champions category during EU eHealthWeek 2015 Conference in Riga yesterday.
The eHealth Competition is an initiative that rewards the best eHealth/mHealth solutions produced by European SMEs (European Small and Medium Enterprises). Its objective is to support business success of SMEs by giving them visibility together with marketing opportunities to attract customers, partners and external capital. The EU SME eHealth Competition 2015 has the endorsement and the support of the European Commission.
dacadoo, an innovator in digital health technology, announced in April 2015 that it had been nominated as only Swiss company for the in the champions category of the European Union SME eHealth Award 2015 competition, out of 114 SMEs who participated in this award. During the Final yesterday, which took place at the Kipsala International Exhibition Center in Riga during the eHealthWeek 2015, the 15 finalist SMEs had 5 minutes each to explain their solution in front of a Jury of international eHealth stakeholders and sponsors: Bruno de Olveira (European Commission), Eugene Borukhovich (SoftServe), Ming-Sun Sean Kim (XLHealth), Paul Pelsmaeker (Digitalezorg), Marko Kilk (North Estonia Medical Centre), Luc Maes (COCIR), Jordi Piera (Badalona Serveis Assistencials) and Stephen Lieber (HIMSS). At the end, dacadoo was awarded with the second rank in the Champions category.
The full list of winners can be found here: http://www.ehealthcompetition.eu/
"We’re very pleased to get this great recognition from the EU for the work we’re doing with dacadoo and we’re proud to bring home the silver medal, having being chosen out of hundreds of companies” commented Peter Ohnemus, founder and CEO of dacadoo.
The dacadoo mobile health engagement solution enables employees to track, manage and benchmark their health and wellbeing in an easy and fun way on their smartphones. dacadoo calculates a personal Health Score, a scientifically calculated number from 1 (low) to 1,000 (high). The score works as an indicator and moves up or down in real-time, depending on how body values, emotional wellbeing and activities (exercise, nutrition, stress and sleep) change. To help employees remain engaged, motivation techniques from behavioral science and online games, social and collaborative features from social networks, and personalized feedback are applied. The award-winning company is working with strategic partners from the various key industry segments to bring this solution to the global mobile health market. dacadoo has its headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. More information on: www.dacadoo.com
Manuel Heuer, COO dacadoo
Live healthy! Track and benchmark your health and fitness. Get your dacadoo Health Score, share activities with friends, win challenges!
dacadoo has developed an easy-to-use, wireless, secure and fun way to manage your personal health & fitness from a lifestyle, wellness and chronic disease perspective called the dacadoo health platform.
The platform calculates your personal dacadoo Health Score, a number from 1 (poor) to 1’000 (excellent). It is a directional relative indicator of your current health and fitness status in real-time. By integrating gaming and social networking principles, dacadoo motivates you to be active in an easy way by automatically tracking and comparing your personal health, fitness and lifestyle.
The dacadoo health platform enables the tracking of over 100 fitness activities (outdoor and indoor sports) either over the mobile dacadoo tracker app or via manual entry. The dacadoo energy models are based on MET (metabolic equivalent of Task)* which measures the intensity of a physical activity. *Compendium of Physical Activity, Stanford University