Project Boundary Uses Mobile App to Track Workplace Wellness
The app sends personalized messages to help workers make healthier choices throughout the day such as choosing nutritious items from the vending machine.Mobile brand management specialist Total Communicator Solutions announced a partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) IDEA Lab and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC) that will see the use of the Gimbal context aware and proximity platform integrated with its Spark Compass platform for a research project in workplace wellness. Project Boundary features a mobile application powered by Total Communicator Solutions’ Spark Compass platform that incorporates the Gimbal platform including proximity beacons with Apple’s iBeacon technology to deliver contextually relevant triggers in order to encourage the adoption of healthy behaviors within the workplace. Using strategically placed beacons located near elevators, stairways, vending machines and water fountains the app sends messages to users at the right time and place awarding points for those that are there. The app will send personalized messages to help workers make healthier choices throughout the day such as choosing nutritious items from the vending machine and drinking water eight times a day.
"Project Boundary looks at developing an improved wellness solution to address the needs of the American workplace," Nayan Jain, presidential innovation fellow with HHS and ONC, said in a statement. "The installation of beacons will provide a virtual indoor environment that promotes healthy behaviors, sending notifications and timely messages for improved quality of life."