WHAT DO THEY DO?
buddyboost is a free app to help people buddy-up with a friend, family member or colleague and support each other to do 26 minutes of exercise a day, in order to improve their overall wellbeing. The app collects data which can measure the impact on a users' activity and mood levels.
WHAT WILL THEY GET FROM THE ACCELERATOR?
The AWRC will evaluate buddyboost's impact on health, wellbeing and physical activity levels and validate current data against standard measures. We are also supporting buddyboost to establish the economic impact of the app.
WHY DID WE ACCEPT THEM?
buddyboost has a growing community of nearly 5,000 users who buddy-up (virtually) with up to 5 friends to support each other to do 26 minutes of exercise a day. Their data already shows a mood uplift of over 20% among its users. The app fits into our themes of 'healthy and active 100' and 'technological and digital innovations to promote independent lives'.