dacadoo is the only Swiss company selected as winner of Red Herring’s Top 100 Global in the USA
The digital health company dacadoo has been selected out of hundreds of screened companies as winner of Red Herring Top 100 Global Award 2016 in the USA.
24 NOVEMBER 2016, MARINA DEL REY, USA AND ZURICH, SWITZERLAN
SummaryThe digital health company dacadoo has been selected out of hundreds of screened companies as winner of Red Herring Top 100 Global Award 2016 in the USA.
dacadoo, the Health Score company, develops and operates its online and mobile dacadoo health engagement platform that enables individuals to track their health and well-being in an easy and fun way, using motivation techniques from online games, social features and personalized feedback to engage participants to remain active and adopt a healthier lifestyle.
dacadoo informed today that it was the only Swiss company selected as winner of the Red Herring Top 100 Global. Red Herring’s Top 100 Global list has become a mark of distinction for identifying promising companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were among the first to recognize that companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, Skype, Salesforce.com, YouTube, and eBay would change the way we live and work.
“Choosing the companies with the strongest potential was by no means a small feat,” said Alex Vieux, publisher and CEO of Red Herring. “After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we narrowed our list down from hundreds of candidates from across the globe to the Top 100 Winners. We believe dacadoo embodies the vision, drive and innovation that define a successful entrepreneurial venture. dacadoo should be proud of its accomplishment.” Peter Ohnemus, President and CEO of dacadoo, added: “Being listed by the highly recognized Red Herring as one of the Global Top 100 is a great honor and we’re thrilled about these news.”
Red Herring’s editorial staff evaluated hundreds of companies for the award on both quantitative and qualitative criteria, such as financial performance, technology innovation, management quality, strategy, and market penetration. This assessment of potential is complemented by a review of the track records and standing of startups relative to their peers, allowing Red Herring to see past the “buzz” and make the list a valuable instrument of discovery and advocacy for the most promising new business models from around the world.
The dacadoo mobile health engagement solution enables individuals to track, manage and benchmark their health 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 lifestyle (exercise, nutrition, stress and sleep) change. To remain active, motivation techniques from behavioral science and online games, social features and personalized feedback are applied. The award-winning company is working with strategic partners from key industries to bring the patented Health Score solution to the global health and well-being market.
"Being listed by the highly recognized Red Herring as one of the Global Top 100 is a great honor and we’re thrilled about these news." Peter Ohnemus, President and CEO of dacadoo
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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