Cutting edge technology helps dieters drop pounds - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Cutting edge technology helps dieters drop pounds

You may have noticed some cutting edge technology used by contestants on "The Biggest Loser" to help them take off a hundred pounds or more. The high tech arm-band you see on that hit show is actually an affordable gadget that is helping dieters nationwide drop the pounds. Chase Cwenar says,

"It collects information about what I am doing. It'll keep count of the calories that I am burning through the day and calculate that. It will go over the intensity of the exercise that I am doing".

The technology was developed by four scientists and designers who created a computer program that tracks and tells people what they need to do, or stop doing, to get to a healthier lifestyle.

There are several different models available now. The Body-Media and other body trackers range from 1 to 2 hundred dollars.

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