RecycleHealth

$982
13%
Raised toward our $7,500 Goal
12 Donors
2
days left
Project ends on February 28, at 11:59 PM EST
Project Owners

RecycleHealth

"Many people who can benefit most from wearable activity trackers cannot afford them. Our goal is to provide trackers to people who may benefit most, including older adults with chronic disease, veterans, and more, and through research, to learn how to better help people increase their physical fitness."

The above quote from RecycleHealth founder, Dr. Lisa Gualtieri, is at the heart of what we believe in. And RecycleHealth needs your support to help bring health and fitness to those who need it most.

Through the hard work of Dr. Gualtieri, aided by a part-time staff member, a physician, and student volunteers, RecycleHealth has successfully received over 1,000 wearable donations and is currently conducting its third research study! However, running RecycleHealth requires more than just trackers. More staffing, mailing labels, packaging, promotion, recruitment materials… the list goes on! We need your help to keep RecycleHealth running at its best, so we can help as many people as we possibly can.

RecycleHealth was founded based on the idea that wearable activity trackers are usually purchased by younger, healthier, and wealthier demographics, who upgrade to new devices and toss their old ones in a drawer.  Dr. Gualtieri started RecycleHealth as a means of collecting those abandoned trackers, refurbishing them, and giving them to the people least likely to buy them, thereby serving the dual purpose of helping the environment and helping those in need.

In addition to providing trackers, we conduct research with different populations, such as older adults with Hypertension or Type II Diabetes, to learn more about how wearables affect behavior change and clinical outcomes.

So what's next for RecycleHealth? We have two goals in mind! First, we want to learn more about how wearable activity tracker data can be used in clinical visits, so physicians can offer actionable counseling. Second, we are very interested to see if RecycleHealth can assist veterans recovering from mental health and other concerns by using trackers as a part of their therapy.

With your support, we can run more studies, reach more people in need, and get trackers to people quicker. Donate today to help RecycleHealth reach its goal of bringing fit to those who need it, and help us to #ShareTheHealth.

Visit RecycleHealth.com to learn more!

Levels
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$5

$5 towards postage

Five dollars will help cover the postage that allows us to collect and send trackers all over the US.

$25

$25 towards staffing

Twenty-five dollars will support the staff time needed to keep RecycleHealth running without a hitch.

$100

$100 towards trackers

One hundred dollars will allow us to replace missing chargers and bands for 5 trackers! This way, we can accept donations that are incomplete!

$250

$250 towards research

Two hundred and fifty dollars will help us conduct pilot research, so we can learn more about trackers and health! $250 will support recruiting, enrolling, and following 10 participants for 6 months!

$1,000

$1000 towards veterans

One thousand dollars will allow us to provide 50 veterans with trackers, follow their progress, and offer support over the course of one full year!