INTELLIGENT VIRTUAL AVATAR FOR OBESITY MANAGEMENT
Obesity has been cited as a contributing factor for 100,000 – 400,000 deaths annually in USA with costs in excess of $117 billion, accounting for approx. 10% of total US healthcare costs. It impacts both children and adults alike.
IVA is an AI based conversational coach that will help obese patients reach their goals by being:
- Proactive and Real-time
We have tied up with a multi-location clinical practice in IL, US – and the beta version of IVA will be deployed at the clinical practice and prescribed to patients. Once, we have worked with a finite number of patients, it will be rolled out to other clinical practices, obesity clinics and insurance companies that are working towards well-being of patients or minimizing the onset of obesity.
HOW IVA HELPS
- IVA conducts meaningful conversations, in real time, with patients to increase their compliance to diet and exercise plans prepared by Obesity Management Coaches.
- In case of non-compliance, or even when significant milestones are achieved, alerts are sent to friends & family for the information to be shared.
- Obese patients can be “coached” to bring about a change in lifestyle, thus avoiding further health issues.
IVA is an app that resides on any smart device. But it goes much beyond a typical smart device app that is available today.
It is an “intelligent” avatar of a lifestyle coach that uses Artificial Intelligence methodologies (neural networks / NLP), to mimic the human mind, in certain ways. IVA is being “trained” with data from the clinical eco-system, both text and voice about patient-doctor or patient-dietitian interactions, such as diet plans or medication to be taken. Thus, IVA is learning, what to do and what to decide, as a doctor or dietitian would.
IVA is a real game-changer. Since it is contextual, interactive, real-time and personalized, it immerses the patient in a friendly conversation that helps bring about a gradual behavioral change.