About - History & Mission
Stayhealthy was founded in 1995 with the goal of making medical-grade health monitoring devices affordable and accessible to average people in their own homes, allowing them to proactively take control of their health. After all, how can you get healthier if you don't know what's wrong, or what to do about it, and you can't afford to get high-priced tests month after month?
After years of research, development, clinical trials, extensive testing by universities and researchers around the world, and being cleared by the FDA as a Class II medical device, Stayhealthy is finally prepared to offer its products and programs to the mass market – and it looks like just in time, as the obesity epidemic is raging, and corporate and personal health costs are spiraling out of control.
Here are some significant product development and corporate milestones in the company's history:
Introduced first HealthCenter Kiosk in partnership with IBM
Acquired technology from Reining Enterprises allowing "miniaturization" of calorie tracker; improved algorithms based on clinical study results
Successfully completed body composition assessment comparison testing of the BC3 to Hydrostatic Weighing at East Tennessee State University, resulting in even greater refinement of algorithms for increased accuracy
Products granted Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance as Class II Medical devices – the only combination activity monitoring and body composition assessment products in the market cleared with the FDA
Began comprehensive study in partnership with the University of Southern California to determine the accuracy of Stayhealthy's body composition device relative to DEXA full body scanning (the gold standard for measurement accuracy). Recently tabulated results indicate a 0.5% error factor between the two methods, proving Stayhealthy's product far more accurate than any comparable device on the market. USC officially published the results in June 2010.