In 2016, Playpal and Johns Hopkins University studied the affects of technology on positive behavioral change in children and adolescents and its potential for preventing and reversing childhood obesity. The study concluded that Gaming coupled with real-life incentives has a positive effect on human behavior and can actually aid individuals in making better choices with regard to their nutrition and physical activity instead of being detrimental to their health.
Over the last year, Playpal has produced a gaming platform that monitors both energy intake and expenditure. Further, it incentivizes individuals with real-life rewards to help keep them motivated to accomplish their health goals while empowering them to take complete control of their lifelong health.
In addition, Playpal has secured support from leading industry and nonprofit players such as Aetna, Underarmour, United Way and Centura Health and is well on its way to transforming the childhood health community in Colorado and beyond
Furthermore, a pilot of the first Playpal game, Keeko, is in beta testing right now, with a large Kickstarter Campaign Scheduled in November 2017.