If you are using GOQii fitness bands, then here is a good news for you. The company has now roped in Doctors who will now give counsel to GOQii fitness band users. Till now, for GOQii band users, human coaches were available for guiding users on day to day exercise programs.
As per GOQii, it has brought together a broad range of doctors trained in dealing with general medical and lifestyle related issues. Additionally, it also claims that these doctors will offer services such as Emotional wellness, counselling and preventive health being the main focus. These services will be available to the users through an app based on chat and voice call.
“Technology is transforming healthcare at an incredible pace and resulting in dynamic outcomes for the industry. Today we’re announcing the integration of doctors and diagnostics on our platform with the intention to offer preventive healthcare solutions to our users. This truly revolutionary integration of coaches, diagnostics and medical practitioners will provide users an entire spectrum of real-time lifestyle and healthcare services on one single platform.” – Said Vishal Gondal, CEO and Founder, GOQii.
Additionally, GOQii announced a tie-up with Max Healthcare as their hospital & medical partner and Thyrocare as their diagnostic partner. This will help users get specialist consultation by referring them to Max Hospital for further care. The app also allows user to book a diagnostic appointment with Thyrocare.
The Health Locker feature in the new GOQii app will store all the reports of the user post diagnosis and will be easily available to all coaches, doctors with the required consent of the user.
Rohit Kapoor, Senior Director & Chief Growth Officer, Max Healthcare, said, “We at Max Healthcare are extremely proud to partner with GOQii and believe in its vision to build a healthier ecosystem. With the increasing prevalence of lifestyle diseases, an initiative which involves bringing the reputed doctors from Max Healthcare on board and combining it with GOQii’s existing proposition of fitness tracking, coaching and the science of behavioral change is fantastic. GOQii has already established a high quality, sustainable, holistic approach for their user’s wellbeing. Over time, Max Healthcare will collaborate closely with GOQii in the areas of preventive health programs, diagnostics and continued care”.
Dr A Velumani, founder and CEO, Thyrocare said, “Preventive healthcare is vital to reduce the financial burden incurred due to sick care on self, society and government. GOQii’s holistic approach and work towards increasing awareness and practice of preventive healthcare is the need of the hour in a country like India. We are thrilled to associate ourselves with GOQii to help revolutionize the health ecosystem by providing users information on their biochemistry – in full and in advance nationwide.”
It is however important to note that this service is not a replacement for your regular doctor and will not help in emergency medical or chronic situations.
The service will be available at a subscription cost of Rs. 1999 for 3 months, Rs 2999 for 6 months and Rs 3,999 for 12 months respectively. Moreover, hardware upgrade options will also be available to existing users.