Launch of Mobile Tool to Support Those Affected by Early Stage Alzheimer’s Disease

SAN FRANCISCO, October 27, 2016. Sonoma based AFFIRMATIVhealth, PLLC presenters of RE:mind, a program created to improve brain health for the millions impacted by Alzheimer’s or dementia, is teaming up with San Francisco based mobile health provider, AidCube.

Together, AFFIRMATIVhealth and AidCube will deliver a personalized protocol-based mobile tool for individual support and follow-up to RE:mind program participants, those affected by mild cognitive impairment and early stage Alzheimer’s disease.

Launching this new mobile technology enables remote interaction with cognitive health specialists and RE:mind participants.  The app integrates with the participants personalized protocol to include protocol compliance advice, videos, questionnaires, activity tracking and reminders focused on supplements, diet, exercise, sleep and stress management. The app also enables dialogue through secure messaging, text and video.

“We are very excited to introduce this innovative mobile tool, which enables constant engagement, and coaching opportunities following RE:mind’s immersion experience. It allows us to extend our precise, science-based protocol through this personalized app, continuously capturing feedback from our participants” says Denise Kalos, COO of AFFIRMATIVhealth.

“We have put a lot of effort into making our mobile platform very flexible, enabling providers to deliver their expert knowledge and receive patient feedback through a simple and user friendly app. We are thrilled to partner with AFFIRMATIVhealth, who will be leveraging our platform to support individuals and families in their efforts to reverse cognitive decline” says Allan Murphy Bruun, CEO of AidCube.

About AFFIRMATIVhealth: AFFIRMATIVhealth is passionate about bringing education, wellness, and hope to those who are affected by Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive disorders. We seek to bring the latest health-conscious science to those with early stage cognitive decline or genetic predispositions for these disorders. We do this by educating and supporting these individuals, utilizing the most recent scientific knowledge on diet, lifestyle and other key factors for maximizing brain health and fighting the effects of neurodegenerative diseases.

About AidCube: AidCube is a customizable health platform that enables providers to establish a seamless relationship and deliver personalized clinical therapy through mobile technology. The therapy is based our clinical partners’ specialist knowledge and treatment protocols.

The mobile AidCube platform is used by more than twenty healthcare providers in the United States and Scandinavia to deliver clinical therapy in disease areas such as COPD, lung transplants, cognitive disease, heart disease and diabetes.

AFFIRMATIVhealth, PLLC

Denise Kalos, COO

707-800-2302

dmkalos@affirmativhealth.com

www.affirmativhealth.com

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AidCube

Allan Murphy Bruun, CEO

415-792-8621

amb@aidcube.com

www.aidcube.com

Lung Transplant Patients use Telehealth at Home

SAN FRANCISCO, May 12, 2016 – AidCube, a health tech company that enables health plans and healthcare providers to deliver home-based pulmonary rehabilitation, announced today that UCSF’s Department of Pulmonary & Critical Care will conduct trials with the AidCube platform for home-based pre- and rehabilitation of lung transplant patients. The new partnership allows UCSF to provide mobile-enabled support to patients, while delivering evidence-based programs in physical rehabilitation coupled with nutrition optimization and patient education.

Despite an overhaul in the system for donor lung allocation to reduce death rates on the waiting list, nearly 1 in 5 patients listed for lung transplantation dies before receiving a suitable donor offer. After transplant, there are trends towards increasing complications in the perioperative period; the immediate post-transplant hospital stay lasts more than a month for one in four patients and half are discharged to places other than home without in-home nursing support (e.g. skilled nursing facility).

“Given geographic and financial limitations of access to traditional pulmonary rehabilitation programs in the United States, the AidCube home rehabilitation program has the potential to fill a large void. Further, by targeting frailty specific deficits, we hope to ultimately reduce waiting list mortality and improve outcomes after lung transplantation,” says Dr. Jonathan Singer, Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCSF.

The patients use an app with a personalized to-do-list that helps them follow each step in their treatment plan. The app contains different exercises, surveys, breathing lessons and Fitbit activity tracking, which is continuously monitored and adjusted by the UCSF care team. In this way, the care team can access an overview of patients’ health status and communicate through build-in secure messaging or video chat. To learn more, visit www.aidcube.com

About AidCube
The AidCube platform helps care providers increase patient engagement by facilitating online prescriptions of personalized exercises, condition-specific questionnaires and advice on medication and nutrition. This suite of tools is used by more than twenty healthcare providers in Denmark and the United States, to deliver home-based pulmonary rehabilitation.

AidCube will participate in the American Thoracic Society 2016 Conference in San Francisco, where the rehabilitation platform will be showcased. Sign-up at www.aidcube.com/ats2016/

CONTACT: Allan Murphy Bruun, CEO, 717 Market St. Suite 100, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA, +1 (415) 800-2955, amb@aidcube.com