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United States : SAMSUNG and CIGNA introduces smartphone health coaching app

May 30, 2014



Samsung along with the partner Cigna have introduced their first joint product, a feature on Samsung s S Health app called Coach by Cigna.

The software has been unveiled in 36 countries and 26 languages. The software will combine health information collected either manually through the smartphone or via sensors in the Galaxy Gear or Gear Fit. It will use that detail to produce a personal health coaching regimen for customers.

Hankil Yoon, Senior Vice President of Global Product Planning Group, IT & Mobile Division at Samsung, commented By integrating Cigna s health expertise and knowledge with Samsung s leading edge technology, we expect to help our customers improve their health throughout their everyday lives. The approach of Coach by Cigna resonates with today s modern exercise practices and behaviors, because it is targeted toward establishing healthy habits that enable successful management of exercise, weight, sleep, stress, and nutrition.

Initially, customers of Coach by Cigna will take a survey to develop their aims in the areas of exercise, nutrition, sleep, stress, and weight. After that the app produces small, obtainable missions meant put up to behaviour change that leads to the eventual target. The content in the app is produced by Cigna nurses, nutritionists, coaches, and behavior specialists, while the tracking technology integrates with Samsung s existing S Health app.

Spokesman Joseph Mondy commented We re very much engaged in trying to deliver health improvement capabilities that engage folks where they are, and where they are is on mobile devices. We looked to partner with a global leader in mobile devices to work with to deliver some of our health related capabilities.


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Source: TendersInfo (India)


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