dacadoo obtains U.S. patent for its Health Score and launches new website

dacadoo obtains U.S. patent for its Health Score and launches new website

24 JUNE 2014, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
Summary
Zurich, Switzerland – The online and mobile dacadoo health engagement solution obtains the U.S. patent for its Health Score and launches a completely new website to consumers, employees and business partners.

dacadoo offers a comprehensive health engagement and lifestyle navigation solution that enables individuals to track, manage and benchmark their health and well-being in an easy and fun way. Applying the principle of what you can measure you can manage, dacadoo visualizes the current health and well-being of an individual with 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 the body values, emotional wellbeing, and activities (exercise, nutrition, stress and sleep) change.

In an active strategy around intellectual property, dacadoo has submitted several patents globally around its Health Score in the past years, and is therefore very pleased to obtain its first U.S. patent for its core intellectual property around the Health Score.

Peter Ohnemus, founder and CEO of dacadoo proudly states: “Health Scoring provides a real-time indicator of your current health and well-being which everyone understands and is a key enabler to allow individuals to benchmark themselves and take on more responsibility in their own health maintenance. This first US patent is a very important milestone to confirm our leadership and innovation in this field”.

dacadoo also launched today a completely new website – www.dacadoo.com - explaining the value of Health Score and its dacadoo Health Engagement solution much better to consumers, to employees for corporate health promotion activities and to other business partners. “This is a completely new industry and it’s moving fast, so it needs to be explained in an easy, fun and clear way. Our new website provides clear value propositions to our key targets” confirms Peter Ohnemus.

About dacadoo

The dacadoo Health Engagement solution enables individuals to track, manage and benchmark their health and well-being in an easy and fun way. Based on the principle of “what you can measure, you can manage”, dacadoo visualizes the current health and well-being of an individual with 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 the body values, emotional wellbeing, and activities (exercise, nutrition, stress and sleep) change. To be active and help individuals remain engaged, dacadoo applies motivation techniques from behavioral science and gaming, uses social dynamics from groups and social networks, and provides personalized feedback through its Health Navigator analytics engine. dacadoo works as health & lifestyle navigator in the pocket, motivates to stay active and keep going, rewards for success and helps to achieve goals. The award-winning company is working with strategic partners from the insurance, mobile telecommunications, health & wellness, and media industry sectors to bring this solution to market. dacadoo has offices in Zurich, Switzerland and in the Silicon Valley, USA.

More information can be found on: www.dacadoo.com

Press contact:
Manuel Heuer, COO
dacadoo ag - Othmarstrasse 8 - 8008 Zürich
Tel.: +41 44 251 23 23 - Fax: +41 44 251 00 72 - manuel.heuer@dacadoo.com

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About 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

Download the free dacadoo smartphone tracker app for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry to track your fitness activities automatically.

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