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Monitoring Health

Retrofit Selects Validic to Expand Technology to Tackle Obesity

Chicago, Ill. – Retrofit today announced its selection of Validic to provide Retrofit access to a growing array of data that are important to weight loss. These metrics and capabilities will come from Validic’s industry-leading digital health platform and single-point connection to more than 180 wearables, mobile health devices and apps.

“Retrofit clients will be able to use the technology of their choice to seamlessly sync their activity, sleep, weight, biometrics and other lifestyle data and receive real-time results that keep their motivation high,” said Mary Pigatti, Retrofit CEO. "Connecting the Validic digital health platform to Retrofit’s personalized weight management program will provide us with greater insight into individual behavior from various metrics allowing us to further personalize our program and drive results.”

Retrofit uses a high-tech, high-touch approach to encourage healthy behaviors and achieve lasting weight loss results. Through this partnership, Retrofit clients will be given additional information to better manage their health with the personalized attention of a live coach, a smart dashboard for tracking and notifications, expert-led interactive classes, social support from an online community and a variety of self-monitoring technologies.

Self-monitoring technologies offer at-the-fingertips and real-time access to weight loss strategies, motivation and encouragement. When self-monitoring is used on an ongoing basis, weight-loss success increases, according to a study published in the journal of Obesity Research & Clinical Practice. A Telemedicine Journal and e-Health study also reports that there is a growing body of evidence suggesting that technologically driven interventions are an effective way to deliver valuable health information and to facilitate behavioral changes necessary for weight loss.

"It’s great to see companies like Retrofit accelerate their strategic initiatives using the Validic digital health platform,” said Ryan Beckland, CEO and co-founder of Validic. “By accessing this digital health data, Retrofit coaches can more effectively help their clients achieve sustainable weight loss.”

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