dacadoo is nominated as one of the 100 Finalists for the 2014 Red Herring Global Top 100 Award
After being awarded as one of the winners of the Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award 2014 in Amsterdam in April
07 NOVEMBER 2014, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
SummaryAfter being awarded as one of the winners of the Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award 2014 in Amsterdam in April 2014, the mobile health and lifestyle company dacadoo announces today that it is also selected as one of the 100 Finalists for the Red Herring Global Top 100 Award, which will be decided in Los Angeles November 20th, 2014.
The mobile health and lifestyle company dacadoo offers a comprehensive health promotion and lifestyle navigation solution that enables people to track and benchmark health and well-being in an easy and fun way. It uses a Health Score from 1 to 1,000 to visualize health and well-being of a person in real- time. The scientifically calculated number works as an indicator and moves up or down, depending on how body values, emotional wellbeing, and activities (exercise, nutrition, stress and sleep) change. To keep people engaged, dacadoo uses gamification, social & collaborative techniques as well as personalized feedback.
After having been selected as one of the winners of the European contest of the Red Herring Top 100 Europe Award 2014 in Amsterdam in April 2014, dacadoo today announced that it has now also been selected as a finalist for Red Herring's 2014 Top 100 Global award, a prestigious recognition on a global scale. The Red Herring editorial team selected the companies demonstrating innovative technologies and business models originating from over 1,000 companies from more than 40 nations. These companies, representing past Red Herring Asia, Europe and North America awards, are judged on a range of qualitative and quantitative metrics, including but not limited to, technology innovation, financial performance, growth criterion, management's execution standards, potential globalization of the strategy, and market share improvement.
“Technology companies are becoming the bright spot in the economic outlook based on their increasing role within macro-economic environments,” stated Alex Vieux, Red Herring chairman. Peter Ohnemus, founder and CEO of dacadoo commented: “We’re honored and proud to be selected among the top 100 companies from around the world for this prestigious Global Red Herring Award.”
The Top 100 winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony in Los Angeles on November 20th, 2014.
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The dacadoo mobile health engagement solution enables consumers to track, manage and benchmark their health and well-being in an easy and fun way on their smartphones. 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 a mobile health & lifestyle navigator in your 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 the global mobile health market. dacadoo has offices in Zurich, Switzerland and in the Silicon Valley, USA.
More information can be found on: www.dacadoo.com
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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