Pup Coach
26 Sep 2018to01 Nov 2018

Do you love dogs? Do you hate the thought of exercising? Are you a total couch potato? If yes, we need you as a test subject /user and advisor for our fitness app for patients who are Very Reluctant Exercisers or Absolute Beginners with fitness. Especially if you are overweight, or have been advised by a doctor that you are at risk for chronic disease (obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke). Please join us as we embark on the challenge of motivating people to move, and to build new habits, one step at a time.

The aptitudes: Helping Advisor

Spoken languages: English French

Project description

Business activities: Hospital and health Health Technologies

THE PROBLEM 85% of Canadians do not get the recommended 25 minutes a day of exercise. A sedentary lifestyle leads to chronic disease. But exercising, and staying motivated, is hard. THE SOLUTION Exercise needs to be simple, fun and interesting. PupCoach is a mobile app that pairs with a smartwatch, starring an interactive virtual dog, who must be walked every day to stay out of trouble and be happy. If you want to play with him, or hear his stories, you have to walk. There are other fitness apps, but none that deliver an emotional connection like this, designed to grow stronger over time.


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