Lumo BodyTech announced its integration with Validic, the healthcare industry’s leading digital health platform. Lumo Lift, the world’s first digital posture coach and activity tracker, was released last fall to wide acclaim, including making TIME Magazine’s list of The 25 Best Inventions of 2014.
With increasing research on the effects of posture on health, appearance, mood and energy, posture is becoming more relevant and important to corporate wellness leadership seeking to introduce healthy habits and behaviors into the workplace. Poor posture is related to a variety of health problems including back, neck, spine, organ, muscle, and joint ailments — all leading to missed work days, lost productivity, and costly disability claims.
Unique to the Lumo Lift is the ability to track posture and back health related behavior trends from aggregate data. “We now have the world’s largest database of objective posture data and have already discovered valuable insights including the fact that, on average, women have 20% worse posture than men. Additionally, during the workday, people only spend 35% of their time in good posture — that translates into about 22 minutes of good posture and as much as 38 minutes of slouching per hour.” With 70% of the population suffering from back pain and its prevalence as a leading cause of missed workdays, the actionable feedback the Lumo Lift provides users is set to become a standard tool for success in both personal health monitoring and in the workplace.
“We are frequently contacted by physical therapists, ergonomists, researchers and corporate wellness program leaders who see the Lumo Lift as a practical way to support the behavior and healthy habits they have been advocating for years,” states Lumo BodyTech’s CEO, Monisha Perkash.
“We are excited to welcome Lumo Lift to Validic’s industry leading digital health ecosystem,” CEO and Co-Founder Ryan Beckland said. “The Lumo Lift is a great example of innovative mhealth technology that blends technology with human potential. This device will provide valuable and relevant data to wellness programs.”
With the integration into the Validic platform, corporate wellness and ergonomics leaders can now easily introduce great posture and its related benefits into the workplace.
To learn more about research conducted on the benefits of good posture in the workplace, download: “Good Posture and its Wealth of Benefits to the Workplace.”
About Lumo BodyTech
Lumo BodyTech develops smart sensors and software to optimize the human potential and empower you to be the best version of yourself. The Lumo Lift and Lumo Back posture and activity trackers provide actionable feedback to encourage you to stand tall and move more to promote a healthier, active lifestyle. Lumo BodyTech is privately-held and headquartered in Palo Alto, CA. The Lumo Lift is available at www.lumobodytech.com and select retailers at $79.99. For information on bulk discounts and partnerships, visit www.lumobodytech.com/partnerships/
Validic is the healthcare industry’s leading cloud-based, digital health platform for convenient and quick access to patient data from in-home clinical devices, wearables and patient healthcare applications. By connecting its growing base of customers — that includes providers, pharmaceutical companies, payers, wellness companies and health IT vendors — to the continuously expanding list of digital health technologies, Validic enables healthcare companies to better coordinate care across their communities, improve their patient engagement strategies and more efficiently manage their patient populations. Validic’s innovative, scalable and FDA Class I MDDS technology delivers actionable, standardized and HIPAA-compliant consumer health data from the best in-class mobile health devices and applications. Validic was recognized for healthcare innovation by Gartner and received Frost & Sullivan’s Best Practices and Best Value in Healthcare Information Interoperability award. Validic’s leading global mobile health ecosystem reaches over 160 million lives and continues to grow daily.