SenseWear armband upgraded

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sensewear.jpgBodyMedia Inc. has just released an updated version of its SenseWear armband that is slimmer and more streamlined compared to its predecessor, targeting the weight loss market. This new armband has been measured to be 40% smaller than the previous model, tipping the scales at a mere 1.6 ounces, making it easy to forget that you’re even wearing it at times. This smaller and lighter model features a one-of-a-kind ergonomic design that was intended to provide improved comfort and can be worn more discreetly under fitted clothing.

According to Dr. Tedd Mitchell, President and Chief Operating Officer of the Cooper Clinic at the Cooper Aerobics Center in Dallas, “Its a fascinating little device that could have a huge impact on behavior modification. The armband has tremendous potential to educate the masses about their true activity level, which is often exaggerated, and motivate them to get up and get moving like they should be.”

Pam Butler, Executive Director of Mercy Hospital HealthPlex in Ohio adds, “The SenseWear WMS armband gives the health professionals at our facility a powerful tool to teach patients how their day-to-day activity, nutrition and sleep habits, help or hinder their weight loss progress. Our weight loss programs are designed around SenseWear because both our practitioners and our members can see how many calories they really burn, how many they really consume and how well they really sleep, everyday. This is powerful information for behavior modification and we have enjoyed tremendous retention and patient success, as a result.”

This new model is powered by a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 7 days before being exhausted, featuring a 3-axis accelerometer for improved detection of a range of daily activities. All in all, the SenseWear WMS consists of an armband, display and web page. It is meant to promote patient self-care and enables practitioners to offer short term metabolic and lifestyle assessments as well as more effective and educational weight management programs. Perfect for those who want to make good their New Year’s resolution to lose weight.

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