Visual Health Solutions, Inc., a Fort Collins-based multimedia communications company, recently announced the launch of a new innovative weight-loss mobile app called Visualize You – Weight Change Viewer that uses a photograph to display the effects of weight loss on a user’s facial appearance in exceptional detail. The new app is able to generate an accurate facial image that echoes actual weight modification associated with an individual’s target weight-loss objective, in this way helping to fight obesity.
The app was developed in collaboration with the University of Colorado Anschutz Health, the Wellness Institute of the Cleveland Clinic, United Healthcare and the Wellness Center, and is expected to motivate and support individuals who are starting a healthy weight loss program, and help increase compliance. Visualize will be featured on the 8th of April on the The Dr. Oz Show. A version of the mobile app sponsored by UnitedHealthcare is freely available on Google Play and Apple Store, and a non-sponsored app version can be downloaded for $1.99.
“The Visualize You – Weight Change Viewer app is a major step forward in helping people approach weight loss in a more informed, educated and fun manner,” said Dr. Michael Roizen, Chairman of Wellness at the Cleveland Clinic in a recent news release.
“The app provides a new perspective on tackling obesity by arming individuals with a visual image of their goal which provides a motivational boost,” Dr. Holly Wyatt, Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Diabetes at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center said in the news release. “Visualize You – Weight Change Viewer is a breakthrough in that it uses scientifically based algorithms to provide an unparalleled visual representation of what an individual will look like if they change behavior and lose weight. The app offers individuals a clear-cut end goal for weight loss and provides them with an important tool to activate and achieve a successful program.”
The Visualize You – Weight Change Viewer app is an extension of a PC weight loss program that was developed last year by United Healthcare and Visual Health Solutions.
“The Visualize You – Weight Change Viewer app is a unique digital tool that can help people reach their weight loss goals,” said Brad Hunt of UnitedHealthcare in the news release. “We’re pleased to support individuals through the use of the app, as they work toward a healthier future.”