Withings groundbreaking Body Comp Scale helps the American Diabetes Association Project Power participants increase awareness and management of diabetes
Withings Health Solutions, the business-to-business division of Withings, the global leader in connected health, is proud to announce that they are a National Sponsor of Project Power from the American Diabetes Association® (ADA), an innovative diabetes lifestyle change program. Project Power raises diabetes awareness and offers diabetes risk reduction education in high-risk and vulnerable communities nationwide. As part of the sponsorship, participants will be given a Withings Body Comp Scale, the latest smart scale innovation from Withings.
Withings Body Comp is an advanced smart scale that can accurately measure multiple biomarkers, such as body composition, cardiovascular assessment*, and electrodermal activity assessment*. It is the first Withings scale to measure body fat, visceral fat (the fat that wraps around your abdominal organs), vascular age* (a daily assessment of arterial health and overall wellness), and Electrodermal Activity* (a score that measures and assesses the sweat gland activity in your feet and that may help to manage your overall health as part of a healthy lifestyle) in one device.
The ADA’s Project Power initiative is a no-cost lifestyle change program that tackles prediabetes and type 2 diabetes to help reduce its consequences. ADA first launched this initiative for kids to tackle childhood prediabetes and, in 2022, extended it to adults living with type 2 diabetes, prediabetes, or at high risk of diabetes.
Project Power for Adults is powered by HabitNu, a long-term partner of Withings, which provides evidence-based solutions, AI-based technology, live coaching, and personalized nudges to build healthy habits to help prevent and manage chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension. The Project Power program is funded by corporate sponsors and offered free to participants. Participants work with HabitNu’s health coaches in small group settings, in-person and online, to help reduce their risk and improve their diabetes knowledge, empowering them to reach their personal health goals and build new habits.
Performing an annual comprehensive foot examination is an ADA recommendation that goes a long way in helping to prevent foot complications. Having a tool that provides a regular checkup of the Electrodermal Activity could be a way for the coaches delivering the Project Power program to encourage participants to live a healthier lifestyle by performing their annual foot checkups with their doctors.
The addition of the Withings Body Comp means participants can get daily information not only on their weight but also on their overall health and be better equipped to understand their trends and adopt healthier habits.
“We are really proud to be partnering with the American Diabetes Association and excited about the promising impact that Body Comp could have on Project Power and its participants,” said Antoine Robiliard, VP of Withings Health Solutions. “Our mission at Withings Health Solutions is to help patients and health professionals improve outcomes. By exploring new measurements with coherent coaching, we help to ensure the people eagerly collect and act on the health information that previously may be missed.”
“We are excited to be working with Withings to bring the Project Power participant experience to the next level,” said Sherry Hill, program director for Project Power. “By bringing smart scale technology into our participants’ homes, we hope to provide personalized solutions to achieve healthier living goals to reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes and help prevent or delay its complications.”
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