Great Life & Health for Everyone
The problem dacadoo solves is allowing people (and the organizations that support them) to benchmark their holistic health and get motivation or intervention if needed to maintain or improve their health. dacadoo accomplishes this by providing the real-time health score, which is patented and based on 300 million person-years of clinical data. People have access to more health data than ever before from their phones, trackers, smart scales and remote monitoring devices. However, aggregating and making sense out of all this data can be a challenge for individuals. That’s where the Health Score comes in. Like a credit score for your health, which everyone can understand. A key part of the dacadoo platform is the digital AI coach. It helps solve the problem of early detection and prevention. In any population of size, there is almost certainly some percent of the population living with or at risk of developing a chronic condition. The dacadoo coach can recognize those at risk based on all available data – EHR, wearable, user reported, and imputed values – to triage those users into a higher level of care. For example, the platform could recognize someone has a high likelihood of living with undiagnosed pre-diabetes, or is having a decline in mental health, and triage those individuals to appropriate higher levels of care.
dacadoo develops and operates a comprehensive Health Engagement Platform to motivate users to achieve and maintain healthy lifestyle habits. The platform combines motivational techniques from behavioral science with functions from online gaming and social networking as well as automated, AI-based coaching to motivate and engage users. It works as a personal health coach in users’ pockets, rewarding them for personal achievements and helping them to attain their goals. The dacadoo Health Score simplifies a user’s health status to a single number from 0 to 1,000, to make health measurable and understandable. Based on 300 million person-years of clinical data, the patented Health Score provides users with a unique engagement experience, while also offering dacadoo’s enterprise customers an effective way to measure the true health impact of wellness programs. To help users remain active and engaged, dacadoo applies the Self Determination Theory (SDT) as underlying behavioral science and makes use of various engagement techniques. Engagement features include Data Visualization (reducing the complexity of health to a single number), Social Community, Coaching, Points & Rewards, and Gamification. To help users remain active and engaged, dacadoo applies the Self Determination Theory (SDT) as underlying behavioral science and makes use of various engagement techniques. Engagement features include Data Visualization (reducing the complexity of health to a single number), Social Community, Coaching, Points & Rewards, and Gamification.
A key differentiator for dacadoo is the real-time Health Score, based on 300 million person-years of clinical data. It has been patented and validated against outside data sets with a very high degree of accuracy. Many health platforms today offer some sort of health score or health “age”. While these may be a step in the right direction, we are not aware of any other company that has a health score that is based on clinical data, has been patented and validated. Our clients include leading life insurers across the world, who have tested dacadoo against their long standing actuarial models and have found benefit in augmenting their health underwriting with dacadoo because of the additional value it brings. We are not aware of any other health platforms that are also used by life insurers, which again speaks to the power of our proprietary health risk quantification. This benefits users, because dacadoo’s rich models can impute missing values and better predict risk, leading to new opportunities for early prevention and detection. The ability to impute missing health values, for instance glucose or cholesterol, is a key benefit for improving early detection and prevention. Another differentiator is dacadoo was built as a flexible technology platform. Our enterprise clients can white label and customize the engagement platform, can use our components in their own platforms, or access our health risk models via API. We are the flexible technology company empowering leading health companies and insurers globally, in whatever way they need.
dacadoo indeed delivers as promised, which is shown by our success providing the digital engagement platform to leading global health service companies like Optum and Aon. AKD research did an independent study on a population of 67,000 dacadoo users conducted over 3 years and showed very positive results of users improving various health metrics. Below is a summary of the percentage of users who reduced the following measures and the average decrease: Weight: 29.4% of users with reduction, 2.7% average decrease Waist: 10.3% of users with reduction, 3.8% average decrease Systolic Blood Pressure: 11.1% of users with reduction, 5.0% average decrease Diastolic Blood Pressure: 10.7% of users with reduction, 5.9% average decrease Resting Heart Rate: 9.8% of users with reduction, 6.8% average decrease Diabetes Risk: 41.8% of users with reduction, 28.4% average decrease Hypertension Risk: 34.4% of users with reduction, 17.3% average decrease Additionally, the study concluded that 80% of users improved their "healthy years gained" by 2.5 years.
2020 was our 10th anniversary and we have been steadily gaining recognition from some of the largest and most well respected health and insurance companies globally as the gold standard for Health Scoring. We hope UCSF will also recognize how we further our mission of "Great Life & Health for Everyone".