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By Tammy Lovell 04:32 am March 2, 2020
Update: HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Digital Event (7-11 September 2020). When Corporation Pop managing director Dom Raban’s 13-year-old daughter was diagnosed with Ewing’s sarcoma, he was shocked by the lack of information for children about the condition. “The hospital care she got was really good, but she had virtually no information about the people she would meet, the environment she...
teen using digital health app while exercising
By Jonah Comstock 02:01 pm August 1, 2018
Just under two-thirds of U.S. teens and young adults have used a health-related mobile health app, according to a new survey of more than 1,300 US teens and young adults aged 14 to 22 years. The survey, sponsored by Hope Lab and Well Being Trust, was designed and analyzed in part by Susannah Fox, a former HHS chief technology officer who also conducted similar surveys in the past as a part of the...
By Jonah Comstock 04:30 am October 20, 2015
Denver, Colorado-based health management company Welltok, which makes the CafeWell Health Optimization Platform, has acquired kids' activity tracking platform Zamzee, which formerly spun out of Redwood City, California-based nonprofit HopeLab. The terms of the sale were undisclosed. The Zamzee platform, which combines colorful clip-on activity trackers with a gamified, anonymous social network to...
By Jonah Comstock 04:45 am September 17, 2013
Zamzee, the commercial spin-off of Redwood City, California-based HopeLab, is launching a new version of its kids' activity tracker and gamified fitness platform geared at large groups, particularly clinical settings such as pediatric weight loss clinics. HopeLab established much of the efficacy data on Zamzee in group settings. For instance, a study published last year showed that overweight...
By Neil Versel 04:00 am September 25, 2012
Getting people to embrace motivational gaming for health and fitness may be a struggle, but some new data suggest that the concept works well when used properly. Results of a study presented Sunday at the annual meeting of the Obesity Society in San Antonio, Texas, found that 59 percent of adolescents using Zamzee, an activity meter that resembles a USB drive, had higher levels of physical...