Customer interest in Lume™ is strong. To capitalize on this eager market, we’re focused on scaling our business to move to a commercial product as quickly and responsibly as possible.
Lume has been developed and scientifically validated with the assistance of $1.4 million invested to date. An additional $1.5 million is necessary for our commercial launch.
The additional funds will support manufacturing 2,000 Lume products, expanding sales and marketing, and scaling company operations. You can be part of this solution. Help us put Lume into the hands of people who need it, and join us in putting an end to obesity and weight-related diseases.
What’s at stake
- 36 percent of the U.S. population has a body mass index (BMI) over 30, putting them at greater risk for heart disease, stroke, type-2 diabetes and various cancers. (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
- Dieters spent $3.03 billion for commercial weight loss programs in 2017 (Source: Marketdata), but it’s not working.
- More than 2.8 million people die each year as a result of being overweight or obese. (Source: World Health Organization)
- An obese person consumes 42 percent more in medical expenses compared with a person of healthy weight. (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Scientific research supports the finding that mobile apps can be effective in the fight against obesity. A 2016 study showed that app users could more effectively improve their weight, diet and physical activity. (Source: Journal of Medical Internet Research.)
By combining the convenience and accessibility of a mobile app with groundbreaking technology that provides scientifically validated, peer-reviewed, lab-grade measurements of individual physiological calories—both calories expended and consumed—Lume is the game-changer that this ever-expanding market has been waiting for.