May 8, 2015
DOCOMO and RENAISSANCE to Partner in Healthcare Businesses
— Data on daily activities integrated with fitness facilities for healthier living —
TOKYO, JAPAN, May 8, 2015 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC. and RENAISSANCE INC., Japan's leading fitness club operator, jointly announced today an agreement to combine DOCOMO's mobile healthcare platform and RENAISSANCE's network of fitness facilities to promote healthier living.
The agreement is DOCOMO's latest "+d" initiative to create added value through collaboration with business partners.
From this fall, DOCOMO plans to begin offering health management services to employees and individuals through enterprises, health-insurance cooperatives and local governments. Users will wear the movebandTM, a wristband-type device by docomo Healthcare, Inc. that records daily walking steps, sleep time and other vital data. The data will be stored in the cloud on docomo Healthcare's Watashi-moveTM healthcare platform, enabling RENAISSANCE's professional fitness instructors and nutritionists to perform analysis and then offer fitness plans and health consultation personalized to each user.
DOCOMO's Fit-LinkTM customer-management service for the fitness club industry will also be introduced at RENAISSANCE fitness facilities during the year. The service will enable highly health-conscious members to collect vital data while working out in gyms as well as during the rest of their daily lives.
In the other initiative, DOCOMO BIKESHARE, INC. will set up a shared-bicycle "parking port" at Sports Club & Spa RENAISSANCE Hiroshima Ball Park Town in Hiroshima Prefecture in June, and then gradually at other RENAISSANCE fitness facilities nationwide. DOCOMO is serving as a sponsor of bike-sharing programs in many communities throughout Japan.
Going forward, DOCOMO and RENAISSANCE aim to promote healthy, active lives by offering diverse mobile-supported healthcare solutions for individuals, companies and public-sector bodies.
- Information in this press release, including product prices and specifications, content of services and contact information, is current as of the date of the announcement but is subject to change without prior notice.
- Fit-Link is a trademark of NTT DOCOMO, INC.
- moveband and Watashi-move are trademarks of docomo Healthcare, Inc.
- All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
About NTT DOCOMO
NTT DOCOMO provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable smarter living for each customer. The company serves over 65 million mobile customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide LTE network and one of the world's most progressive LTE-Advanced networks. DOCOMO is a leading developer of a 5G network that it plans to deploy by 2020, as well as network function virtualization (NFV), NFC infrastructure and services, emerging IoT solutions, and more. Outside Japan, the company is providing technical and operational expertise to seven mobile operators and other partner companies, and is contributing to the global standardization of all-new mobile technologies. DOCOMO is listed on stock exchanges in Tokyo (9437) and New York (DCM). Please visit https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/.
RENAISSANCE is one of the most prestigious companies in the Japanese fitness club industry, and well known as progressive approach for preventive health care service.