Science and Research
Every EXI prescription is based on the latest clinical evidence and guidelines including the World Health Organization (WHO), National Institute for Health and Care Evidence (NICE), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) & Exercise is Medicine®.
Instantly collating and applying pertinent evidence and data for each individual, EXI is the SaMD – software as a medical device – that delivers safe, effective, personalized physical activity prescriptions.
Physical Activity is Effective
There is overwhelming evidence that any physical activity is beneficial for both physical and mental health. Additionally, for individuals with long-term health conditions, there is global scientific and medical consensus that the benefits of increasing physical activity far outweigh the risks. As a result, a progressive activity program that’s tailored to individual health and fitness conditions – incorporating aerobic and strengthening exercises and reducing sedentary time – is recommended by every major health body as a safe, effective strategy to reduce morbidity and mortality and improve quality of life for those with long-term conditions.
Digital Interventions are Effective
Not only are digital interventions highly scalable, they are also perceived by multiple populations to be both useful and acceptable. Systematic reviews of digital interventions indicate that physical activity levels, motivation and intention to exercise – as well as awareness of physical activity goals – all increase following the use of apps to support behavior change. Further systematic review evidence shows that interventions using physical activity tracking are safe and effective at increasing physical activity at a clinically significant level, across a wide range of age groups and clinical and non-clinical populations.
EXI is Effective
We explore the latest theoretical perspectives and cutting-edge research to identify clusters of behavior change techniques that are shown to be most effective in changing behavior and engaging individuals with digital interventions. We build these into EXI to maximise adherence and positive health outcomes.
We partner with healthcare providers and academic institutions to demonstrate the clinical and economic impact of EXI.
Where we are not bound by a confidentiality agreement, we are happy to share high-level details of the studies.
Created by experts, backed by science
Our expert team rigorously examine the most up-to-date evidence and clinical guidance and embed it within the EXI platform. This is combined with analysis and application of powerful behaviour change techniques to maximise adherence and positive health outcomes.
Dr Brendon Stubbs
Clinical exercise science
Dr Kristina Curtis
Behavioural science in mobile health
Dr Venktesh Ramnath
Medical practice & telemedicine
Public health & evidence-based medicine
Dr Lou Atkinson
Applied healthcare research
Review The Evidence
Helping millions to accelerate the achievement of a healthy and sustainable weight.Download evidence
EXI retrospective data analysis for users with Obesity + best practice implementation guide June 2023Download evidence
Evaluation of the EXI mobile app in the provision of Physical Activity to a Multidisciplinary Weight Management ClinicDownload evidence
Clinical results that can scale:
We’re committed to ongoing trials and research, continually strengthening our evidence base in partnership with multiple clinical and academic institutions. We’re proving that digital prescription of physical activity is an exact science: a targeted yet scalable means to improve population health.
In clinical trials, results achieved by EXI members after 12 weeks include:
Ongoing evidence generation
Our current pipeline of research and evaluation includes:
Exercise is Medicine
Evaluation of the integration of EXI into an existing community Exercise Is Medicine programme, and comparing cohorts experiencing one of four EIM programmes. A study run collaboratively by Mason University and Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center, Virginia.
The first of its kind in the UK, a digital incentive scheme will be used to promote physical activity amongst people with type 2 diabetes. An independent university partner is conducting a RCT to assess effectiveness and cost-effectiveness, and conduct process evaluation.
Multiple NHS Trusts are offering EXI as a standalone cardiac rehab programme or combined with their in person service. Real-world evaluation studies run in collaboration with the trusts and academic partners.
Pilot trial offering EXI + Apple Watch to a sample of staff of Logan Health. Evaluation will assess uptake and change in physical activity, to inform a large scale deployment.
Real World Evidence
EXI is committed to ongoing scientific research, advancing digital health, empowering healthcare professionals to reinvent the management of long-term medical conditions.
We are proud to partner with innovative, forward-thinking researchers and clinicians to demonstrate the clinical value of the platform and its real-world integration into the health ecosystem.Partner with EXI
The EXI platform
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