|By Marketwired .||
|December 17, 2013 06:03 AM EST||
PARIS, FRANCE -- (Marketwired) -- 12/17/13 -- A new program, BariaMed®, will incorporate a serious game and a connected spoon, BariaSpoon®, to support patients in their nutritional and behavioral rehabilitation after bariatric (obesity) surgery. BariaMed is a program that offers a behavior-change tool, software that collects data, nutrition products and oversight by a medical specialist.
The BariaSpoon is a "smart utensil" which helps control the rate at which patients eat. Slow Control, who is also the producer of the HAPIfork connected fork, developed the underlying technology. The program's software by Interaction Healthcare allows learning, improvement and reporting of patient behaviors. The nutrients and services by LNC Laboratories help manage the risks of nutritional deficiencies.
When bariatric surgery is indicated today in the treatment of obesity, it is a solution that simultaneously requires a profound change in the patient's lifestyle.
Specifically, eating habits must change. Successful outcomes depend on assisting the patient before and after surgery to control quality, quantity and timeliness of food intake. This forges the new behaviors that are the cornerstones of long-term success.
By combining their expertise, Slow Control, LNC and Interaction Healthcare have developed a method that will provide this necessary support for the patients.
"Beyond connected devices and 'quantified self', inducing a change in behavior is the challenge of the 'modified self' -- how to affect the course of chronic disease", says Jacques Lépine, CEO of Slow Control.
The BariaSpoon is expected to ship in April 2014.
About Interaction Healthcare:
Interaction Healthcare, founded in 2008 is a digital agency specialized in health that develops digital communication tools and e-learning (mobile solutions and new interfaces, digital medical simulation and serious game) to the attention of, CHU, simulation centers, learned societies, pharmaceutical companies, patient organizations, health professionals and the general public.
The company's clients include: Actelion International, Abbott, AstraZeneca, Essilor, Forum Health, Genzyme, Johnson & Johnson, Lilly International, MMA, MSD, Novartis, Nutricia, Pfizer.
About LNC laboratories:
LNC designs, develops and implements on the market Integrated Therapeutic Solutions for patients with metabolic disorders. The laboratory has developed two solutions that combine Medical Nutrition products and Service Offerings "Patient Centric."
STABLOR for pre-diabetic patients (about 300 million people)
BARIAMED for obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery.
About Slow Control:
Slow Control was founded in 2008 to design and develop connected objects for the benefit of modifying behavior to improve health.
In January 2013 at CES in Las Vegas, the HAPIfork was launched via HAPILABS as a direct-to-consumer product. The HAPIfork has received the CES innovation award as well as awards from CNET, PC Mag, Cap'tronic, and ST Micro.
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