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Health 2.0 and BodyMedia® announce winner of the Get Moving Challenge

Health 2.0 (/www.health2con.com/) and BodyMedia have announced the winner of the Get Moving! Developer Challenge – Team CTIS, with their social networking interface for BodyMedia FITTM customers.

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PRLog (Press Release) - Oct. 24, 2011 - The winning submission integrates the BodyMedia FIT Activity Manager with social networking sites, allowing users to share and connect with others regarding their health and wellness journey. With the web-based concept, users can share their health and fitness (/www.bodymedia.com/products/benefits/fitness) goals, activity and food consumption information, pictures, videos and helpful educational resources.

Launched in June, the Get Moving! Developer Challenge was sponsored by BodyMedia, as part of the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge (http://www.health2challenge.org/). Teams were asked to develop an innovative technology application encouraging users to make long term positive decisions to aid in healthy weight loss (http://www.bodymedia.com/products/benefits/weight-loss) or improve overall fitness and potentially compare progress among self-forming groups.  Submissions were due August 19th, and were critiqued by a panel of judges who were looking for user-friendly, motivational and creative applications.

As part of their prize package, team CTIS presented their winning application on September 26th at the fifth annual Health 2.0 Conference in San Francisco.  Additionally, they won $5,000, one 50" Panasonic VIERA® Connect Plasma TV, one Sprint® Galaxy Tab by Samsung®, and five BodyMedia FIT Bluetooth®-enabled Armbands with five year subscriptions to the BodyMedia FIT Activity Manager.

You can learn more details about the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge here (http://www.health2challenge.org/).

About the Health 2.0 Developer Challenge: The Health 2.0 Developer Challenge was launched on June 2, 2010 at the Community Health Data Initiative (CHDI) meeting at the IOM, with support from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The goal of the challenge is to bring the Health 2.0 Community together for rapid application development, both online and in physical code-a-thons. For more see www.health2challenge.org.

About Health 2.0:  Health 2.0--The conference. The media network. The Innovation community. The Health 2.0 Conference is the leading showcase of cutting-edge technologies in health care, including Online Communities, Search and lightweight Tools for consumers to manage their health and connect to providers online. The Health 2.0 Developer Challenge is a series of prize competitions promoting health technology innovation. Health 2.0 also has its own media channels, Health 2.0 News and Health 2.0 TV; its own market intelligence service, Health 2.0 Advisors; and also sponsors the Health 2.0 Accelerator industry consortium. Health 2.0 was founded by Indu Subaiya & Matthew Holt in 2007 and is now a community of hundreds of organizations and thousands of innovators.

For more information, see www.health2con.com.

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BodyMedia has been unlocking and deciphering the patterns of the body since 1999. BodyMedia is the pioneer in developing wearable body monitoring systems designed to help people live healthier lives.
For more information, visit www.bodymedia.com.

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