Referred to as aminostep, the app was collectively developed with MedPeer, a Japanese on-line group web site for healthcare professionals corresponding to docs and pharmacists to share analysis and instances.
The app encourages customers to stroll and accumulate their step rely, amassing ‘amino miles’ which could be redeemed for Amazon present vouchers.
There are quizzes and questionnaires inside the app which additionally permits customers to realize ‘amino miles’ by taking part.
The kind of questionnaires on the app embody the final meals tradition, about amino acids, about its screening check AminoIndex, and even suggestions kind on the aminostep app.
The AminoIndex Danger Screening (AIRS) check is a blood check to display and assess threat for illnesses corresponding to most cancers, mind, coronary heart associated illness, diabetes, cognitive decline. It’s based mostly on the idea that blood amino acid focus adjustments in response to sickness.
For the aminostep app, it permits customers to retailer the outcomes of their AIRS check, and based mostly on this, supplies recommendation on the really helpful food plan and bodily actions for a person.
The app additionally permits customers to seek the advice of with a health care provider utilizing the web chat perform (24 hours a day, three hundred and sixty five days) though this service is just for paid members, and customers who’ve inputted their AIRS outcomes inside the final three months.
On this service, docs solely present common solutions and recommendation relating to the well being standing of customers on their AminoIndex check outcomes, and supply recommendation for wholesome life-style, particularly dietary suggestions.
Nonetheless, the recommendation given by docs within the well being session service just isn’t for medical functions corresponding to medical examination, remedy, and drugs steering. Customers ought to all the time seek the advice of an acceptable medical establishment or seek the advice of a pharmacist if crucial.
The well being session service is supplied by Mediplat Co, which is a subsidiary of MedPeer.
In response to Takako Fukuda, affiliate common supervisor on the AminoIndex division, the app hopes to extend individuals’s well being literacy and supply a supply of motivation by way of making wholesome life-style selections.
Ajinomoto will cowl the price of the Amazon present vouchers.
In response to Fukuda, the agency is exploring extending the incentives to different e-commerce platforms, and likewise contemplating collaborating with firms to ship this marketing campaign.
The app is free for all customers, however the premium features require a paid membership, costing JPY 550 (US$5) per 30 days.
The app was first launched in April, and rolled out its premium perform (well being session service) in Could. Whereas the variety of customers is confidential, Ajinomoto stated its day by day lively consumer fee is above 50%.
“We expect it’s because the app is straightforward to make use of and enjoyable for everybody,” Fukuda stated.