dacadoo expands to South Africa
dacadoo signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Kenji Development for South Africa
18 NOVEMBER 2015, JOHANNESBURG/SOUTH AFRICA AND ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
SummaryJohannesburg/South Africa and Zurich, Switzerland – dacadoo, an innovator in digital and mobile health technology and health scoring, announced today that it has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Kenji Development for South Africa.
The Swiss company dacadoo ag develops and operates a digital, mobile health engagement solution including the world-wide patented Health Score to enable people to actively manage their health in an easy and fun way. The company applies motivational techniques from online games, collaborative features from social networks and personalized feedback to engage people to remain active.
dacadoo announced today that it has signed a strategic cooperation agreement for the South African market with Kenji Development who will build up the business for dacadoo in South Africa.
Peter Ohnemus, founder and CEO of dacadoo comments: “There are very good opportunities for mobile health prevention solutions in South Africa. We’re happy to cooperate with Kenji Development to build up this market together”. Mr. Nils Pearce, CEO of Kenji Development added: “There really is a great fit between dacadoo and Kenji Development; our corporate cultures are very similar as are our business philosophies. We are looking forward to working with dacadoo to develop the local market.”
About Kenji Development
Founded in 2002, Kenji Development has consistently developed and evolved its core business of identifying best of breed applications in healthcare, training and workforce management worldwide and introducing & marketing these applications in South Africa. The model Kenji Development follows is to pursue business through innovative and advanced technologies in the computer and mobile space. Kenji Development also works with their partners in evolving their applications for the local market as new features and functions are added.
Kenji Development has worked with leading South African companies such as Sun International, The Imperial Group, PKF Chartered Accountants and The Omnia Group.
The dacadoo mobile health engagement solution enables individuals 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 Health 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 individuals 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.
Manuel Heuer, COO dacadoo ag
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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