Allurion to Present Five Abstracts at Obesity Week 2023
Allurion Announces Acceptance of Five Abstracts for Presentation at Obesity Week 2023
Research highlights cutting-edge applications of AI and behavioral science to automate care and new data on treatment in overweight patients without obesity
NATICK, Mass. -- Oct. 4, 2023 -- Allurion Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ALUR), a company dedicated to ending obesity, today announced acceptance of five abstracts that will be presented at Obesity Week 2023, the annual meeting of The Obesity Society to be held in Dallas, Texas from October 14-17.
Presentations will include new findings on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to support provider decision-making and streamline workflow, automate coaching and follow-up, and assess changes in appetite.
“The science is clear: weight loss treatments must go hand-in-hand with evidence-based strategies to achieve lifestyle modification. We are delighted to present our research focused on AI-powered patient monitoring, digital behavior changes coaching, and digital self-monitoring of changes in appetite," says Dr. Paul Sacher, Vice President of Behavioral Science for Allurion. "We believe this data validates the investments we have made in building out our AI and behavioral science teams and lays the foundation for future work that leverages generative AI to make these features conversational to further increase engagement.”
New data from a study on the use of the Allurion Program in overweight patients without obesity with a BMI of less than 27 will also be presented.
One of the most effective ways to treat obesity is to prevent it altogether by intervening when a patient is simply overweight," says Dr. Roberta Ienca, one of the study’s co-authors. "This initial data in patients with a BMI less than 27 opens the door to further expansion of the Allurion Program, especially given its favorable safety profile.”
Details of the presentations are as follows:
Title: A Novel Swallowable Gastric Balloon Promotes Safe Weight Loss in Patients with a BMI less than 27
Presenter: Roberta Ienca, M.D., Weight Management Center, Nuova Villa Claudia Clinic
Title: Digital Appetite Tracking Enhances Awareness of Hunger and Satiety in Procedureless Balloon Patients
Presenter: Paul Sacher, PhD., Allurion Technologies
Title: Machine Learning to Predict Success of Response for Patients Treated with a Procedureless Balloon
Presenter: Ben Ainscough, PhD., Allurion Technologies
Title: A Path to Automation: Text-Based Coaching Improves Well-Being in Procedureless Balloon Patients
Presenter: Paul Sacher, Ph.D., Allurion Technologies
Title: A Path to Automation: Text-Based Coaching Achieves Key Outcomes in Procedureless Balloon Patients
Presenter: Paul Sacher, Ph.D., Allurion Technologies
Allurion is dedicated to ending obesity. The Allurion Program is a weight-loss platform that combines the Allurion Gastric Balloon, the world’s first and only swallowable, procedure-less gastric balloon for weight loss, the Allurion Virtual Care Suite, including the Allurion Mobile App for consumers, Allurion Insights for healthcare providers featuring the Iris AI Platform, and the Allurion Connected Scale and Health Tracker devices. The Allurion Virtual Care Suite is also available to providers separately from the Allurion Program to help customize, monitor and manage weight-loss therapy for patients regardless of their treatment plan: gastric balloon, surgical, medical or nutritional. The Allurion Gastric Balloon is an investigational device in the United States.
For more information about Allurion and the Allurion Virtual Care Suite, please visit www.allurion.com.
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