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Movable Expands with “Bring Your Own Wearable” Capabilities

Movable Expands with “Bring Your Own Wearable” Capabilities
Company selects Validic digital health platform to access wearable devices

Cleveland, OH – May 12, 2015 – Movable announced today that they are expanding their platform's reach with the ability to connect to over 175 devices, healthcare applications and wearables. The company is leveraging Validic's industry leading digital health platform to power its access to data from the most popular and innovative mobile health technologies.

Movable’s three-part platform includes a wearable device, an engaging front-end Dashboard, and back-end Admin Center, which enables outcomes-driven activity programs in group settings such as companies, schools, and hospitals. The company widely distributes its own low-cost Movband devices to help participants gain basic awareness of their activity levels. While the demand for its devices has increased seven-fold in the last few years, Movable is opening its platform to include most connected wearables, including devices from Garmin, Jawbone and Fitbit. According to PwC’s 2014 report, The Wearable Future, 21% of Americans already own a wearable device.

“We’re excited to partner with Movable, allowing Garmin users to access the Movable platform to track their activity,” said Allison Swelin, head of Garmin’s strategic partnerships. “Designed for 24/7 wear, our line of activity trackers are purpose-built to motivate and help users develop lifelong healthy habits.”

Validic, the leader in digital health data connectivity, worked with Movable to provide access to the device data.

“We are excited to have Movable as both an integration and client of Validic,” said Validic CEO Ryan Beckland. “They have a unique strategy that offers employee and patient engagement programs focused on driving positive health outcomes through motivating group movement.”

Movable currently reports average engagement rates at 70% – high by industry standards – and expects that opening its platform to additional devices will continue to increase not only engagement, but also collected data and outcomes. The company anticipates that their multi-device capabilities will drive demand from new clients as well as its 900 current clients and strategic partners including Cigna, OhioHealth, and Wells Fargo.

"This holistic way to engage users and collect data through our platform broadens our reach,” said Movable’s CEO, Blake Squires. “We see the future as using our activity and program data to better inform interventions - whether simple wellness or complex disease management. We are actively partnering with companies on both the wellness and clinical side to drive this value."

 

About Movable:
Movable improves personal well-being by inspiring movement in groups. Movable’s three-part platform motivates participants to move more, leading to healthier and happier students, employees, and patients. Learn more at www.movable.com.

About Validic:
Validic is the healthcare industry's leading cloud-based, digital health platform for convenient and quick access to patient data from in-home clinical devices, wearables and patient healthcare applications. By connecting its growing base of customers — that includes providers, pharmaceutical companies, payers, wellness companies and health IT vendors — to the continuously expanding list of digital health technologies, Validic enables healthcare companies to better coordinate care across their communities, improve their patient engagement strategies and more efficiently manage their patient populations. Validic's innovative, scalable and FDA Class I MDDS technology delivers actionable, standardized and HIPAA-compliant consumer health data from the best in-class mobile health devices and applications. Validic’s leading global mobile health ecosystem reaches over 160 million lives and continues to grow daily. To learn more about Validic, follow Validic on Twitter at @validic or visit www.validic.com.

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Movable Leads the Way in Group Movement and Related Data

Movable Leads the Way in Group Movement and Related Data
NE Ohio company doubles year-over-year, recruits key talent to executive team, and prepares to ship new product next month

Cleveland, OH – April 27, 2015 – Movable, a Northeast Ohio company leading the way in motivating group movement, announced today that its newest device, Movand 3, is shipping in May. This comes on the heels of unprecedented revenue growth and key additions to the company’s management team.

The company’s three-part platform, including Movband devices, an engaging front-end Dashboard, and a powerful back-end Admin Center, helps groups of people become healthier by inspiring them to move more. Movable recently announced enhancements to its platform, including SMS communications and a more robust Admin Center with additional analytics. Priced for groups, Movband 3 is already in high demand with Movable’s clients because of features including wireless syncing, companion iOS and Android apps, and on-screen reminders and goal progression.

“By focusing on groups we’re able to reach the 80% of people who are inactive and help them understand the connection between physical activity and living a healthier, happier life,” said Movable’s Founder and CEO, Blake Squires. “We have been accumulating activity and other related data since our inception in 2011 and leverage it to help our clients design effective programs that produce their desired outcomes. Movband 3 will help accelerate our impact by giving us more data, faster, to help us design the most effective and engaging programs.”

Movable reported its most successful year in 2014, doubling its revenues. Movable’s group focus began with schools on a mission to get children healthier, and expanded to corporate wellness, its fastest growing segment, and healthcare at the end of last year.

Helping to accelerate business growth are three key additions to the management team including Adam Hutcheson as CTO, Jeff Scott as CFO, and Mike Belsito to lead product development and strategy. Adam and Mike join the company with past start-up successes at Explorys, Mongoose Metrics, Findaway World, and Veritix. Jeff joins Movable from KeyBank, having served in several strategic leadership roles.

About Movable:

Movable improves personal well-being by inspiring movement in groups. Movable’s three-part platform motivates participants to move more, leading to healthier and happier students, employees, and patients. Learn more at www.movable.com.

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Movable Unveils Platform Enhancements and New Device

Movable Unveils Platform Enhancements and New Device
Launch of new product Movband 3, SMS Communications and Group Challenge Enhancements inspire groups to move more

Cleveland, OH – March 3, 2015 – Movable, the experts in motivating group movement, today announced three new enhancements, all designed to expand their platforms’ flexibility and keep groups more connected and engaged.

Movable’s new platform enhancements include:

· New Device: Movband 3, designed in partnership with global design and innovation firm IDEO, includes three new features to expand the versatility of the device including wireless syncing with a free app, a water resistant design, and wearable options including a wristband or hip clip; Movband 3 is available for pre-order beginning today

· SMS Communications: Participants in group programs can now opt to receive SMS updates to stay more connected with their group

· Robust Challenges: New challenge options are designed to increase engagement and drive positive health outcomes

“Our mission has always been to inspire people to move more, together,” said Movable’s Founder and CEO, Blake Squires. “These improvements to all three components of our platform are a big step forward in furthering our mission. By providing stakeholders closest to population health with a more flexible and robust platform, we’re empowering them to get their groups more active, perform better, and ultimately become healthier and happier.”

Movable’s three-part platform consists of a Movband device, an engaging front-end dashboard and a powerful back-end admin center. The platform is used in group settings to reach the 80% of Americans who are inactive and helps groups achieve lasting lifestyle changes, together.

The company has been growing since it’s founding over three years ago. To date Movable has deployed its platform in over 400 companies and 500 school districts throughout North America. Late last year the company began deploying its platform in healthcare settings.  Notable customers include American Greetings, Florida Virtual Schools, and OhioHealth. 


About Movable:
Movable improves personal well-being by inspiring movement in groups. Movable’s three-part platform motivates participants to move more, leading to healthier and happier students, employees, and patients. Learn more at www.movable.com

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