Wednesday, 31 March 2010 08:25
Withings collaborates with Microsoft to enable users to upload their weight management data into their HealthVault profiles
Withings, maker of the world’s first WiFi connected personal scale, today announced its integration with HealthVault, a personal health record platform that enables users to securely gather, store and share their medical information online. . By joining the network of HealthVault-compatible devices, weight, lean and fat mass, as well as BMI readings from the Withings WiFi Body Scale can now seamlessly be uploaded into a user’s HealthVault profile using the scale’s built-in WiFi connection.
“Weight control and management is the first step in living a healthier life,” said Cedric Hutchings, Withings General Manager. “Our scale helps users by allowing them to track their weight and manage goals more easily. Now, the HealthVault service integration makes it even easier to keep track of this important information by storing it with the rest of their medical records.”
“The Withings WiFi scale is a beautifully-designed and compelling addition to the HealthVault ecosystem of third-party health services and at-home devices,” said Sean Nolan, chief architect for the Health Solutions Group at Microsoft Corp. “By linking with HealthVault, Withings users will be able to better manage their health by sharing weight, fat mass and BMI information with other innovative services and applications that support them in reaching their health, wellness and fitness goals.”
The WiFi Body Scale is an innovative product that transforms an ordinary bathroom scale into an automatic weight tracking device. It wirelessly records a user’s body weight, lean & fat mass, and calculated body mass index (BMI) onto his/her own secure webpage and/or free Withings iPhone application, WiScale. The scale can track up to eight users. Also, if enabled by each of the users, the scale can automatically “Tweet” their information to their followers in order to obtain motivation and encouragement.
The scale is currently available on www.withings.com for $159.00 USD and 129 Euros.