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
Summary
Johannesburg/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.


About dacadoo
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.


Press contact:
Manuel Heuer, COO dacadoo ag
Tel.: +41 44 251 23 23, Email: manuel.heuer@dacadoo.com


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About dacadoo

dacadoo licenses its Digital Health Engagement Platform, including its Health Score, to Life & Health insurance operators (B2B), supplying Insurtech and health-tech solutions to over 35 of the top 100 Life & Health insurance operators globally. Available in over 15 languages, dacadoo’s technology is provided as a fully branded, white label solution or it can be integrated into customers’ products through its API. Through its ‘Connect, Score, Engage’ offering, dacadoo supports Life & Health operators to motivate their clients to lead healthier lifestyles through its SaaS-based Digital Health Engagement Platform. dacadoo also provides its Risk Engine, which calculates probabilities on mortality and morbidity in real-time. dacadoo has over 115 employees across locations in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific and over 100 filed patents around their digital Life & Health solutions.

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