“Who are you walking for?”
Four BMS offices located in France, Switzerland, Belgium, and the Netherlands participated in our European Wellness Program. We saw an average improvement of 23.3% in the number of active users, as the percentage of sedentary users decreased from 45.5% to 22.2% over a period of 33 weeks.
My Nokia tracker really made me change my habits. I like the positive reinforcement of the badges and the team spirit that it created.”
Christelle, BMS Paris Office
Out of the initial 600 Dell EMC employees who were screened for hypertension, 90% were at risk and enrolled in Abacus’ BPM program. Participants used our Wireless Blood Pressure Monitors to record their measurements on the Health Mate app and a HIPAA compliant platform. The app sent daily push notifications, serving as a reminder to check their blood pressure. As a result of the program, the number of participants who actively took their blood pressure measurements doubled. Participants were able to better manage uncontrolled hypertension, shifting their blood pressure from being at risk to low risk and reducing their chances of having a stroke.
Lauri Tenney, Director of Benefits and Programs at EMC
A team effort
We partnered with SNCF Transilien and conducted a large-scale health study. Individuals living in Paris and the Île-de-France region were encouraged to participate in a 10-week step challenge – the more they walked, the more points they earned for themselves and their teams. Any resident over the age of 18 was eligible to register and join a team by downloading the Health Mate app. The result of the study revealed that participants using public transportation took on average 1,000 more steps and walked 12% more than those who used a car.