What's Your Health Score?: dacadoo at QS15
June 13, 2015
One June 18-20 we’re hosting our QS15 Conference and Expo and we’re delighted that so many great toolmakers will be joining us to show off their devices, apps, and services. We’ve asked each of our toolmakers to give us a bit more background information about their company and what they’re excited about. If you’d like to meet these innovative companies and the amazing people behind them then make sure to register today!
1. How do you describe dacadoo?
dacadoo enables individuals to measure and improve their health and wellbeing using digital technology, data science and behavior science principles. dacadoo determines your personal Health Score – a number from 1 (poor) to 1,000 (excellent), a scientifically derived overall wellness metric, based on your body makeup, your emotions and your lifestyle. Along with the Health Score, dacadoo offers you a healthy living navigation system with which you get personalized feedback on your lifestyle, set goals, earn reward points, participate in challenges, engage with friends and more. dacadoo can be used on a smartphone and also works with popular wearables and trackers.
2. What’s the backstory? How did you get started?
The idea for dacadoo came from the founder and CEO Peter Ohnemus who was concerned with seeing the growing rates of obesity all around the world and the fact that there was no way of tracking people’s health in real time. Ohnemus thought that the answer was an interactive and fun way to track and improve our wellbeing. Together with a team of specialists, Ohnemus set about to create a platform that accurately depicts the user’s state of health.
3. What impact has it had? What have you heard from users?
We have awesome testimonials from user all around the world who really like using dacadoo to stay engaged with positive habits.
4. What makes it different, sets it apart?
dacadoo has a medically validated health score at the heart of our system. It was developed by a former MIT professor who specializes in life expectancy. We believe people want more than just simple fun point-based system so we provide a score that is medically backed.
Our Health Score enables the lifestyle navigation. The dacadoo Health Score can be compared to the definition of temperature scales – the world could only describe temperature as simply ‘cold’ or ‘warm’ before the Celsius/Fahrenheit scales.
Also, when it comes to tracking, dacadoo is device independent so you can track your activities directly on dacadoo or connect it with your favorite tracking device. We connect with most of the popular ones, making easy it for you to switch devices.
5. What are you doing next? How do you see it evolving?
We are currently working on dacadoo version 3.0, which has significant enhancements and new exciting features. Stay tuned!
6. How can people find out more about you?
We will be at the QS15 Conference and Expo in San Francisco. If not at the conference, check out our website or read our blog. You are also welcome to view our videos on YouTube and follow us on Facebook and on Twitter.