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New Stayhealthy Body Composition Technology Announced at Microsoft's Connected Health Conference
Date:6/11/2009

e, the measurement tools available to measure body composition have been prohibitively expensive and therefore, very limited in availability. For example, DEXA scanners require a minimum investment of about $100,000 and are further limited in use due to radiation exposure. Hydrostatic weighing requires access to a specially configured immersion pool. Conversely, the consumer version of the Stayhealthy Body Composition Analyzer will be available at a base price of less than $100. The availability of a low cost measurement device could fundamentally change the way individual health and fitness levels are measured and enable healthcare providers to more accurately manage and monitor patient health and fitness levels.

"Stayhealthy's body composition analysis is an example of inexpensive and innovative technology that connects with HealthVault to really make a difference in improving healthcare," said David Cerino, general manager of the Consumer Health Solutions Group at Microsoft. "Through our cooperative efforts, we are creating technology that brings together the power of the web, server-based processing and medical grade devices to deliver a revolutionary means of helping people better understand and measure their weight-related health risks."

The two-year USC clinical study compared Stayhealthy technology to the gold standards of DEXA scanning for adults and hydrostatic weighing for children. The study allowed Stayhealthy to refine their proprietary algorithms for measuring body composition and achieve an unparalleled level of accuracy in the industry. The conclusion of the research found that there was no appreciable difference in body composition measurements between Stayhealthy's technology and DEXA or hydrostatic weighing.

Former Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson commented on the announcement stating, "In 2001 as Secretary of Health, I issued a call to action to prevent and decr
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