Summer Fellowship Feature: Optimize

Team Optimize has six members: Dr. Linda Pescatello, distinguished professor in the Department of Kinesiology at UConn, Dr. Margaux Guidry, Medical Science Liaison at Servier, Dr. Yin Wu, post-doc fellow in the Department of Kinesiology at UConn, Greg Panza, PhD candidate in the Department of Kinesiology at UConn and Exercise Physiologist at Hartford Hospital, Rachel Berkowsky, Masters student in the Department of Kinesiology at UConn and Harrison Korzenowski, undergraduate student at Springfield College.


They are creating, “ A mobile app that will enable healthcare and exercise professionals to design an individualized evidence-based exercise prescription in 5 minutes within office hours for adults with multiple cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors.” – Yin Wu.


The core of the mobile app is a clinical decision support system that Dr. Pescatello has been teaching, testing and refining in her Online Exercise Prescription Certificate Course at UConn in the past 5 year among over 50 healthcare and exercise professionals.


They created this product for health care and exercise professionals who do not have the skill set or time to design individualized evidence-based exercise prescription to patients with multiple CVD risk factors. We want to help them perform this task within 5 minutes, even without any background or training.


By the end of Summer Fellowship Optimize wants to develop the minimum viable product (MVP) and  get ready to perform a beta testing study to validate the MVP.