Stanford University Researchers Team Up With Azumio on NIH-Sponsored Project, Examine Health and Fitness Data From 5 Million Azumio Users

Working with one of the largest sample groups ever in the health and fitness apps field, Researchers will measure the correlation of activity and behavior to body mass index

Nov 17, 2015, 16:01 ET from Azumio

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Azumio, the leading global health company, is collaborating with researchers at Stanford University in a study of one of the largest sample groups of health and fitness apps users ever – some 5 million Azumio adoptees – to measure how specific social behavior, activities and exercises correlate with the body mass index (BMI). Sponsored by the National Institute of Health, the study will also break down data according to a user's country, giving researchers an unprecedented peak at location-focused findings.

Anonymized data collected from Azumio apps in 2014 is being analyzed by a group of researchers at Stanford University's Mobilize Center, who work closely with partners in industry, clinics, and other academic institutions to achieve their vision.

"Health and fitness apps have been adopted by everyone from workout aficionados to those just wanting to monitor their own health," said Tim Althoff, one of the researchers on the study at Stanford University's Mobilize Center. "Though this is preliminary, we're excited by the prospect of working with such a large data sample to get a clearer picture of how and where users turn to fitness apps, and what effect is has on their bodies, including their BMI."

Azumio is the maker of the Argus, the first app to combine a food calorie counter, a pedometer and GPS activity tracker, a heart rate monitor, a sleep monitor and a guide for workouts, allowing it to set a new standard for weight management. To date, more than 80 million consumers have downloaded Azumio apps.

About Azumio:
Azumio is a leading global health company that empowers millions across the world to achieve their happiest and healthiest selves. The company has pioneered a platform of advanced mobile health and fitness apps that measure and build health insights to help people reach their goals. A global community of millions encourage each other daily by sharing their personal activities, feats, and stories on Azumio's platform. Based in Palo Alto, California, Azumio is venture-backed by Founders Fund, Felicis Ventures, and Accel Partners. Join the community at

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