Yesterday we profiled a WiFi personal scale as a tool to help health professionals monitor patient weight loss progress. Today BodyTrace out of New York City released a new wireless scale that integrates GSM cellular connectivity to automatically sync daily readings with an accompanying website. Since the device doesn’t require a computer to upload data, it is essentially autonomous and doesn’t rely on any other software or hardware.
From the announcement:
The comprehensive weight monitoring system includes interactive weight and BMI charts, food diary and intake calculator that gives guidelines on fat, protein, carbs and water intake. The progress is 100% private; allowing people to keep their results to themselves.
In addition to the Website that is used by thousands of people already, the company has developed an interface for weight loss clinics, medical and fitness professionals, where they can monitor their clients effortlessly.
Professionals are able to manage their clients by setting up an alarm system that can help to recognize unwanted trends early, so appropriate action can be taken immediately. Automated messages can also be scheduled to provide encouragement for users and save time for health professionals.
Press release: World’s First GSM-Enabled Scale Gets Set for Launch to Help in Weight Loss…
Product page: BodyTrace eScale…
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