By visualizing the habits of individuals and providing continuous support, the company believes that it can help promote healthy habits and reduce costs.
Working in tandem with a companion app, the device is dubbed especially useful for people living with chronic conditions such as obesity and hypertension.
OffTheScale provides a Garmin wearable device to each of its participants, allowing them to measure steps taken, calories burned, activity duration and more.
Unlike other services targeting large chronic disease populations like diabetes, MicroHealth is focused on rare conditions, starting with hemophilia.
The challenge is looking to identify wearable technology concepts and mobile solutions that address behavior management in patients with chronic disease.
The application allows chronic patients in distress and their caregivers to alert and conference-in the people they trust, by simply shaking their phone.
Whereas users are typically required to pay $49 per month, select patients in participating hospitals will be able to use the new Day-by-Day app for free.
Humana's Innovation Group will pilot Welkin's solution on its population health management program for members who are in their 70s and have diabetes.
According to a HealthMine survey, 74% of users believe wellness programs should include genetic testing as a way to identify risk for chronic conditions.
The company will use the fresh funds to enter new markets, expand support of its global customer base, and drive enhancements to its product.