Location: United States
Akila has developed an easy to use app that helps pre-diabetics reverse their condition
Thirty million Americans have diabetes which costs the US healthcare system $322 billion a year. 86 million more Americans are prediabetic. If left unmanaged, they can go on to develop diabetes with complications affecting their quality of life and increase demands on the healthcare system.
Akila has developed a diabetes prevention platform to help prediabetic patients reverse their condition. It uses artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning to provide personalised coaching utilising the data it gathers from wearables, smart devices, electronic health records and more.
The personalised digital health coach helps people develop long-lasting healthy habits that will prevent diabetes and other diseases. It takes personal circumstances into account when making recommendations. Rather than focus purely on diet and exercise as many health apps do, it looks at all aspects that may negatively impact health such as traffic, sleep, and stress.
The easy to use app is making preventative healthcare affordable and accessible so people can live longer, healthier lives while reducing the financial burden of preventable diseases on the healthcare system.