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UC Davis Now Marketing HealBe Calorie Counting Indiegogo Scam

Do you keep in mind HealBe?

They’re the Russian firm that raised over $1 million on Indiegogo in 2014 for a wearable that was supposed to trace, simply by your sporting it, what number of energy you consumed.

They’ve been rightly pilloried for years by Pando Daily together with a scrumptious quote from ZDogg on their know-how who described it as

some straight Ghostbusters, Peter Venkman bullshit

Plainly put, the system hasn’t delivered on its guarantees to magically measure the energy you eat, although it does ship one thing – cash into the pockets of its house owners who do not appear to have any scruples about promoting to a determined inhabitants a tool that hasn’t been confirmed to work (review from Engadget here).

And in the event you do not imagine me concerning the proof, the quote that HealBe’s co-founder Stanislav Povolotsky gave Pando Daily’s James Robinson succinctly sums it up,

Proof, yeah… that could be a powerful piece for us.

And proof should not be onerous to return by. Controlled feeding for even just some days whereas sporting the GoBe wearable and poof, if validated, a goldmine, not just for the traders, however for weight problems researchers and the general public the world over.

That three years after launch they’re nonetheless nowhere, and not using a single peer reviewed publication, speaks volumes.

And with that every one mentioned, I simply can’t wrap my head round the truth that just some months in the past, researchers on the University of California Davis, entered into a 5 year agreement with HealBe to check their system.

Now I do know what’s in it for HealBe. Marketing.

As to what’s in it for UC Davis?

There I am at a loss.

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