Intuitive Automata, Inc. will be introducing a robot – Autom –  that will act as a personal weight loss coach. Medgadget has the details. This is the latest development in harnessing technology for wellness. Previously, we’ve noted that companies were turning toward applications that use gaming and reward systems  to encourage attainment of health goals. It will be intriguing to see how the personal robot approach works out. Consistent feedback and encouragement are important in sticking to any challenging program. At it’s base, maintaining a healthy lifestyle takes motivation and will power. The drawback I see with the Autom approach is that it’s tethered to the internet connection in your home. That’s not going to help me when the desert menu comes around at the restaurant. What I need is a mobile health conscience.