The Cooper Institute

Founded in 1970 by the "Father of Aerobics"
Kenneth H. Cooper MD, MPH



The HealtheTech study evaluated the effectiveness of HealtheTech products for weight management. Participants were randomized to the HealtheTech program, HealtheLifestyle program, or to a delayed treatment group.

The objective of this study was to determine the efficacy of resting metabolic rate measurement and a basic energy balance intervention delivered electronically with minimal face-to-face interaction in helping overweight and obese individuals manage their weight. Additionally, we developed and tested the efficacy of a practical, structured, and time-limited behavioral intervention as a supplement to standard HealtheTech products.

Participants were assessed monthly, with the primary outcome of change in body weight at 12 weeks.


Authorship Publication  
Chambliss HO, Huber RC, Finley CE, McDoniel SO, Kitzman-Ulrich H, Wilkinson WJ. Computerized self-monitoring and technology-assisted feedback for weight loss with and without an enhanced behavioral component. Patient Educ Couns. 2011 Dec;85(3):375-82. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2010.12.024. Epub 2011 Feb 3. Read Abstract