Stanford University, Azumio examine health, fitness data from 5 million Azumio users

The global health company Azumio said it is collaborating with researchers at Stanford University in a study of one of the largest sample groups of health and fitness apps users ever — some five million Azumio adoptees — to measure how specific social behavior, activities and exercises correlate with the body mass index (BMI).

Sponsored by the National Institute of Health, the study will also break down data according to a user´s country, giving researchers an unprecedented peak at location-focused findings.

Anonymized data collected from Azumio apps in 2014 is being analyzed by a group of researchers at Stanford University´s Mobilize Center, who work closely with partners in industry, clinics, and other academic institutions to achieve their vision.

Azumio is the maker of the Argus, an app that combines a food calorie counter, a pedometer and GPS activity tracker, a heart rate monitor, a sleep monitor and a guide for workouts, allowing it to set a new standard for weight management. To date, more than 80 million consumers have downloaded Azumio apps.

Based in Palo Alto, California, Azumio is venture-backed by Founders Fund, Felicis Ventures, and Accel Partners.