childhood obesity

Twitter is a great tool for fighting childhood obesity

A new study examined the use of the hashtag #childhoodobesity to track Twitter conversations about the issue of overweight kids.
Fitnet to support University of Kansas Medical Center childhood obesity program

Fitnet to support University of Kansas Medical Center childhood obesity program

Fitnet will use its advanced computer vision technology to connect families with health and nutritional information as well as real personal trainers.
Kurbo Health

Kurbo Health unveils a mobile program to fight childhood obesity

Incorporating mobile apps, virtual feedback and live, personalized coaching, Kurbo teaches kids, teens and their families how to eat healthier and lose weight.
Fitbit

A Florida school using mobile technology to tackle obesity

50 overweight students will be selected for the program that will track their activity levels and sleep using Fitbit's wearable devices.
Miiya smart watch launched to fight childhood obesity

Miiya smart watch launched to fight childhood obesity

Similarly to other activity trackers, the device will keep up with its wearer's (child's) whereabouts while promoting exercise along the way.
Humana, Weight Watchers team-up to tackle obesity

Humana, Weight Watchers team-up to tackle obesity

All Humana members in qualified employer-sponsored health plans now have free and discounted access to Weight Watchers through an integrated wellness program.
Gentag patch

Mayo Clinic, Gentag team-up to fight obesity and diabetes

Gentag's wearable patch sensors are the size of a small bandage, and are designed to be painless, wireless and disposable.
Kurbo chat inside the app

Kurbo adds chat to its mobile weight loss app

The new capability provides additional support and coaching channels for kids and teens to eat smart and reach their healthier weight.
OffTheScale

OffTheScale, Garmin team-up to fight against obesity, chronic diseases

OffTheScale provides a Garmin wearable device to each of its participants, allowing them to measure steps taken, calories burned, activity duration and more.
Omada Health

Omada Health raises $48M Series C for its obesity fighting platform

The funds will go towards expansion of Prevent, its digital service that helps individuals reduce their risk for obesity-related chronic diseases.