Rise unveils CoachLine, a personal assistant for food-related advice

Rise CoachLine

Rise is expanding its health coaching platform with CoachLine, a new real-time personal assistant that will let both existing Rise subscribers or any consumer via SMS connect with a team of human advisors working in a machine learning framework to get food advice on the fly.

Based on the technology Rise got through its acquisition of HealthyOut in August, the service relies on nutrition experts to feed-in information for users.

CoachLine comes included as part of the Rise subscription and can also be bought separately for $9/month.CoachLine is available through the app and SMS service via (402) 965-0252. It comes included as part of the Rise subscription — $48 per month or $120 for three months — or you can subscribe just for the CoachLine service at $9/month.

The service can return answers to an array of different food-related questions; for instance, you can ask which restaurant on Manhattan serves Italian gluten-free food; or text a list of items in your fridge to get a suggested recipe texted back to you.

According to Suneel Gupta, the co-founder of Rise, the average person makes 35 choices per week on average about what to eat, hence the chance of bad choices is high for busy people. Rise hopes to tackle this problem with its easy-to-grasp solution, which he claims, provides better answers to food-related inquiries than competing services.

Previously, we’ve covered Rise in December of last year, when it managed to secure $1 million in fresh capital.

[Via: TechCrunch]