Tactio helps users manage their weight with new health app
Friday, 06 July 2012 16:19
Tactio has launched a medical device design that helps users manage their weight, with armband systems connected to the TactioHealth home wellness system.
Loosing those extra few pounds can be an arduous task, and many people opt to monitor their progress in order to set goals. There is now a new health app on the market which can streamline these processes, as well as taking the data collected by the armband and syncing it with the Tactio application’s Active Lifestyle page to help track daily activity levels.
Tactio’s TactioHealth home wellness system allows users to self-track health parameters such as weight, body fat, waist size, and systolic and diastolic blood pressure on their iPhones or iPads. They do this by imputing data from personal scales, blood pressure monitors, pedometers and now, BodyMedia FIT armbands.
The app also computes health risks for conditions such as cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome based on key data and user-completed health profiles.
BodyMedia CEO Christine Robins said: "The easier you make a technology tool for weight loss or any other kind of health monitoring, the greater the likelihood of success. That’s why Tactio’s decision to sync BodyMedia FIT data with their health app is significant.
"It saves time, eliminates barriers to use, and helps foster a self-help health culture that has the potential to improve health and wellness exponentially."