Physical activity is one of the best ways to keep a body healthy and maintain a high quality of life. However, more than 75% of adults today don’t meet the physical activity guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Ironically, those who can benefit the most from physical activity — people who are chronically ill or highly deconditioned — are most likely to be the sedentary and in need of assistance to get and keep moving.
One of the reasons people may not be as active as need to be to get healthier is because it can be hard to get started if you don’t know how long or how intensely to exercise. The iMETx solution helps individuals gradually increase physical activity in a way that’s uniquely customized to their energy level, body mass, health status, everyday movements and location. Because the solution is deeply personalized, it results in extremely high engagement for sustained lifestyle change and improved health and wellness.
With iMETx, we begin by measuring the individual’s ability to produce energy. This measure — along with movement and location data from a fitness wearable — provide key personal insights that allow iMETx to create deeply individualized daily physical activity prescriptions. And, because they’re build on real-time personal data, the plans dynamically change to keep pace with each participant’s progress as they gradually increase their energy expenditure by integrating movement into their daily life. The more an individual moves, the better they feel, and the more their personalized plan challenges them. The end result is improved energy capability, wellness and quality of life — one person at a time.
Solving an Unmet Need for Chronically Ill and High-Risk Individuals
Medical experts agree that personalized digital health is the future for chronic disease treatment, rehabilitation and prevention. iMETx products have been validated in clinical trials and are uniquely positioned to meet the specific needs of those at risk of or suffering from chronic metabolic disease.
The iMETx solution empowers individuals prone to inactivity — those fatigued by cancer treatment or at high risk of a chronic disease and those who are older and/or overweight — to become more physically active in their daily lives without the need to significantly change their habits. Instead, they integrate small, incremental increases in physical activity that lead to improved physical function including mobility, strength, and endurance, all of which are essential for maintaining health and wellness and fighting chronic disease.
iMETx has two product offerings:
- Power Protocol Assessment: A sub-maximal stress test quantitatively measures a participant’s physical function and energy level. Test time is approximately 15 minutes on a hybrid fitness bike.
- iMETx Therapy: Deeply personalized physical activity prescriptions that are built around the participant’s lifestyle and designed to gradually and incrementally increase activity. Each daily plan is based upon the participant’s capability, life habits and locale. Plus, these dynamically adjust as the participant responds to prior prescriptions. With iMETx Therapy participation, each person experiences greater control of their health outcomes. The result is extremely high compliance and steady energetic improvement.