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Self-activating app

Spirit Healthcare has released a mobile app, Activ8rlives, that helps you track your health and wellness. Free on iOS and Android, the app can wirelessly record and track a wide range of health measurements, as well as tracking fitness levels and sleep patterns and is completely customisable — you can set your own trackers and goals, depending on your specific health needs. Data and biomarker values can be uploaded wirelessly from compatible devices or entered manually. These are then displayed on a customisable dashboard and in charts. Incorporating an element of gamification to improve motivation, the app includes daily rewards and points for good levels of daily activity.

Kevin Auton, Co-Founder of Aseptika Ltd, which was recently acquired by Spirit Healthcare, explains, “By self-monitoring with simple devices through Activ8rlives, you can be alerted earlier, seek treatment sooner and can prevent small problems escalating. Whether you need to monitor your blood glucose, your temperature or blood pressure, this app can combine the data from all your Bluetooth devices to give you an integrated picture of your health. Our customisable dashboards help you monitor the trends and patterns in your health that matter to you. Users can identify which foods are ‘good’ or ‘bad’, and they can keep track by taking photos or using stored data and you can make notes. We know from our trials that this helps users learn about their own behaviours and what drives their eating habits, helping them make ‘better’ choices in future.”

Activ8rlives

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