How Modo Bio Was Born.
To Jack, it seemed crazy that wearable device data was being used for little more than counting steps or selling ads.
He thought, “Why don’t we have doctors analyze that data and deliver meaningful and continuous interventions in people’s health?”
Parker felt that personal trainers, mental health providers, dietitians, and other wellness providers would all want to use that data to support their clients. Also, those providers are typically disconnected and under-utilized resources in the traditional healthcare infrastructure.
They both thought the problem with healthcare delivery was multifaceted. It is episodic, sequential, too slow and too expensive. It is paper based, analogue and too quick to go to drugs and surgery. It also under-utilizes the information and providers at its disposal. Change the interactions to continuous and the diagnosis can become quicker and more integrated, they thought. They also believed people should be treated as individuals. Not as participants in a demographic study.
The decision to start Modo Bio was reinforced by personal experiences. Like watching family and friends bouncing from traditional to alternative medicine. And driving themselves nuts with late night online self-diagnosis.
So, they decided to design a platform that allows people to create their own unique environment. Where they can accurately identify a health problem, set a meaningful and achievable goal, and start working towards it.
To do that, everyone would need access to accurate health markers. Also, a variety of health professionals along with a supportive social circle to help them stay motivated. Any information on a problem would then need to be centralized in the hands of each person. Making sure that they are not only the orchestrator of the information but also the beneficiary if its outcome.
With those things in mind, they set off to work. Two years and countless pivots later, Modo Bio was born.
Meet the team.
By trade, Parker worked as a personal trainer and sports performance coach for the better part of the past decade. Throughout his time in the fitness industry, he saw first-hand the success stories of health providers coordinating around a single client, but also the frustrations that it didn’t happen more often. Fortuitously, it was also during his time working as a trainer that he and Jack first met. The rest, as they say, is history.
Parker’s primary motivation is to create a great life for his dog, Max, who is the unofficial mascot of Modo Bio. He also wants to help build the preventative healthcare infrastructure that allows providers to work together and offer better care, ultimately leading to lower rates of lifestyle-related diseases like heart disease, stroke, atherosclerosis, and type 2 diabetes. His dog is number 1, but that is a very close second.
Jack Williams received a first-class honors degree in Electronic Engineering from Technological University Dublin, Ireland and a master’s degree in Control Systems from Imperial College in London, England. Before co-founding Modo Bio he worked in artificial intelligence and applied machine learning in the fintech sector.
Jack is also a generally swell guy with an aptitude for half-cooked jokes in serious situations and going through micro mental breakdowns on a daily basis as a precautionary ventilation process. Aside from his educational background he has learned most of what he knows about life from video games and Internet tutorial videos.
Jack has a general passion for creating technology solutions for existing industries that have the right balance of integration and disruption where they are both needed respectively.
What we believe.
We believe great, effective care results from bringing data together from disparate sources and fields of expertise. By bringing these data together in useful ways, we are able to help people make more informed decisions about their health and the health of others.
We believe helping people make better decisions for themselves and giving them more control over their destiny and their data is the best way to get people to be healthy long-term. We enable people to master the practices of good health so that can do it for themselves, forever.
We believe key to staying healthy is collecting and keeping an eye on your health data continuously. This gives you and your team a fuller picture of your health and the ability to spot early warning signs in keeping you healthy.
Human Expertise & Relationships
We believe the critical decisions about human health and the ability to compel long term action are too nuanced for artificial intelligence. Although we may apply advanced data sciences in our work, we respect and lean on humanity’s expertise and ability to connect.
Access For All
We believe access to great health care is a basic human right and not a privilege reserved for elites or only those that can afford it.
We strive to make the latest, data-driven care accessible to everyone so that we can all be healthier and live better lives.
Connecting Medical and Wellness
We believe connecting the expertise from the medical world with that of the non-medical world is important in assessing someone’s health and offering sound, holistic guidance that keeps people healthy day in and day out, for the long-term.