NORWALK, Conn., May 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Zillion today announced that its digital health technology platform was selected by Apollo Endosurgery, Inc., to power the ORBERA® Coach program. The on-demand telehealth program provides virtual aftercare support tailored to meet the needs of patients who undergo the FDA-approved ORBERA® Gastric Balloon, an incision-less, non-surgical weight loss procedure.
Powered by Zillion's digital health platform, patients who have undergone the ORBERA® balloon procedure now have access to an individually tailored, 12-month program designed to support the patient in developing sustainable, healthy habits that can be maintained well beyond the device's lifetime. The program provides access to a team of experts, via live video conferencing, including registered dieticians, psychologists and exercise physiologists.
"Apollo's mission has always been to develop safe, effective and innovative solutions for weight loss and provide patients with the support they need to be successful with long-term weight loss," said Todd Newton, chief executive officer of Apollo Endosurgery. "With ORBERA® Coach, patients now have 24/7 access to tools that can assist them along their weight loss journey and keep them focused on reaching and maintaining their fitness and nutrition goals."
Zillion's technology platform enables ORBERA® Coach patients to interact anytime, anywhere via face-to-face live video conferencing, including one-to-one, group and webcast scheduled or on-demand. Zillion's technology also facilitates weight loss tracking, a health and wellness content library, a personal journal to monitor and reflect on progress, and a collection of recipes and meal plans geared toward healthy eating. ORBERA® Coach also provides significant data for the physician to assist in managing patients.
"Our partnership with Apollo Endosurgery underscores the mission of our company—enabling consumers to take control of their health and providing support that extends beyond visits to a healthcare provider," said Bill Van Wyck, president and chief innovation officer of Zillion. "In order to see long-term, sustainable results, patients need access to easily accessible engagement tools to help them on the path to a healthier lifestyle."
To date, more than 220,000 of the ORBERA® balloons have been distributed in over 80 countries with approximately 230 published papers documenting its clinical results.
Zillion's highly configurable, open platform offers a broad suite of applications and functionality used to deliver a range of consumer engagement programs. The company is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, with offices in Boston. For more information, visit www.zillion.com or follow us on Twitter at @Zillion_Inc.
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