Healthy Hawks, a program within the KU Med Center’s Department of Pediatrics, has been helping Kansas City families overcome issues related to weight since 2004. It was founded by Bob Summers, who would go on to develop Fitnet, a mobile application that uses gigabit technology to allow trainers to work directly with clients across distance using biometric sensors, fitness coaching and online group fitness. Fitnet debuted as the #1 Health and Fitness App in the Apple iTunes store in late 2014.
Bringing together Healthy Hawks and Fitnet is Tech Hawks. A 2014 Mozilla Gigabit Community Fund award recipient, Tech Hawks utilizes the Fitnet health app for iOS to allow underserved families to engage in virtual, interactive training and nutrition programs with on-demand video exercises delivered in home via LTE enabled tablets.
KU Medical Center