MONROVIA, Calif. (PRWEB) December 10, 2019
Stayhealthy, the first company to combine patented healthcare solutions with augmented reality technology, and OncoGambit, the first computer-aided individualized cancer treatment confirmation resource, announced today the launch of a new mobile platform dedicated to assisting cancer survivors to adopt healthy lifestyle changes. The platform will be introduced at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium on December 11.
“With over 3.8 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S., the need addressed by the OWL platform could not be timelier,” said Dr. Colin Hill, Stayhealthy’s COO and Chief Science Officer. “Current available support services are often insufficient to meet this growing need.”
“Cancer survivors need ongoing guidance and support after cancer diagnosis to achieve their best outcome,” stated Dr. Hannah Luu, CEO and founder of OncoGambit. “With the most advanced resources and tools, OWL provides a unique after-care support plan for ongoing support in addition to recurrence prevention.”
“Almost 60% of all cancer survivors suffer from excess body fat,” added John Collins, CEO of Stayhealthy. “We know from research that there is a 30% increased risk of disease recurrence and death from breast cancer related to excess body fat. OWL was also developed specifically to help survivors deal with this growing problem.”
The OWL app is a game changer that is positioned as an easily accessible, comprehensive survival care guide for cancer survivors. The app uses a chatbot navigation tool to guide users through a series questions and answers spreading over four modules including education (with an emphasis on breast cancer education in treatment and cancer recurrence prevention), daily activity and movement plan, conscious eating coach, and mindfulness practice—all allowing for real time interaction with the user.
The addition of augmented reality experiences adds a powerful dimension to amplifying the platform’s rich content. Approximately 23,000 oncologists are currently responsible for nearly 17 million cancer survivors in the U.S. and studies show that 80% of these survivors rely on their oncologist for nutrition, exercise, and psycho-social guidance. While initially focused on breast cancer survivors, OWL will eventually address and promote healthy behaviors for the prevention of all cancers in future versions.