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The Results Are In: Users of BodyMedia's Wearable Body-Monitoring Technology Lose 3 Times More Weight
Date:3/11/2010

stem on weight loss outcomes. I am unaware of another study incorporating wearable technology that has presented such a dramatic increase in results in support of a consumer’s weight loss goals.”

Based on the promise of the initial results from the first four months of the clinical trial, Dr. Blair indicated that the final results from the nine month study should show continuing weight loss trends as the participants continued to incorporate the BodyMedia wearable technology into their lifestyles.

“Given the critical issues in our country resulting from obesity and rising healthcare costs, it is very exciting to announce these groundbreaking results, which demonstrate how our technology is empowering people in their journey to lose weight, become more physically active, and improve their overall health,” said Christine Robins, Chief Executive Officer of BodyMedia. “This study confirms what we have been seeing from users of our products across the country -- that our technology works by providing an accurate way for people to know how many calories they are burning in comparison to the calories they are consuming each day. BodyMedia’s easy to use technology is proving to be a powerful tool to keep people motivated by showing real time results as they work to lose weight.”

Known as the Lifestyle Education for Activity and Nutrition for a Leaner You (LEAN), the study was conducted from February 2008 to December 2009 and followed 197 overweight or obese men and women, ages 18-65, who had access to the internet and were not engaged in an exercise program or a formal weight loss program. Participants were divided into four groups:

 

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