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Autom Will Help You Lose Weight, Says Not Eating Works For Her

Introducing Autom™ from Erica Young on Vimeo.

By Evan Ackerman

We first met Autom two years ago, back when she was a resident of the MIT Media Lab. Since then, she’s been significantly redesigned and her parent company, Intuitive Automata, is almost ready to unleash her upon the overweight world. Autom is sort of like your own personal weight loss coach, except she doesn’t annoy you by being human and in better shape than you are. Instead, she simply tracks your eating and exercise habits and talks to you about your daily progress. She’s able to figure out what works best for you and what doesn’t, adapting to your needs as they change. And she does a good job, apparently: people using Autom to help with their weight loss will keep to a diet and exercise routine for twice as long as people using more traditional methods…

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  • mcman

    Oh I'm sure that will work. *rolls eyes*

  • Jessicat

    Anyone willing to do something to better themselves and doing something routine will mean they stay on it longer. It's the determination not the toy that does it. Plus her voice is annoying.

  • Nikkita Croix

    Ireallywish she wouldworkon thespacing betweenherwords. I looked like it would take a long time to input your data, I guess that's why she talks so fast.

    They could have used Autom on the spaceship in Wall-E the movie. Since that movie takes place in the future, I hope it's absence doesn't signal an untimely demise for this product.

    What if Autom evolves throught the future into the ships autopilot Auto? Disaster!

  • http://www.bestexercisetoloseweight.net/ best exercise to lose weight

    Good machine! Is this some kind of “lose weight organiser”which helps you to organise lose weight process more effective and more discipline, but wonder if the proce of this machine would worth the investment.

  • http://www.bestexercisetoloseweight.net/ best exercise to lose weight

    Good machine! Is this some kind of “lose weight organiser”which helps you to organise lose weight process more effective and more discipline, but wonder if the proce of this machine would worth the investment.