We loved what we heard (and saw and read) at Health 2.0’s annual fall conference. Here are a few of our favorite innovations:
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Can you believe this is a piece of wearable tech? Withings is all about making technology look stylish, approaching a market beyond the usual mHealth crowd. They hit the nail on the head with this one.
Targeted at pre-diabetes patients, Noom already boasts 20 million pounds lost by their users. It’s an app, a coach, a food journal, an exercise tracker and a calendar. Plus, it syncs with Apple’s HealthKit.
We hear that Evoke is on the same bandwagon as Withings. Their newest wearable technology, demoed at the fall conference, comes in the form of headphones and an arm band that gather data on brain activity, heart rate and rate variability.
The Armour39 app does rely on a chest strap but we like that it captures every heartbeat, giving you precise information on heart rate, calories burned, the intensity of your workout and something UnderArmour designers call “WILLpower.”
David Ziegler, Lead Mobile Product Manager for WebMD, demoed their new app for us and we have to admit – we were impressed. Healthy Target works with fitness trackers (cue Fitbit and Jawbone) to aggregate and pull your health data into one place. Sound familiar? But Healthy Target apparently goes beyond regular health apps, giving you personalized information about what your numbers mean and making lifestyle suggestions.
Jenni Whalen is the Executive Assistant of Editorial at Upworthy. She was previously MedTech Boston's Managing Editor and has an MS in Journalism from Boston University, as well as a BA in Psychology from Bucknell University. Whalen has written for Greatist, Boston magazine, AZ Central Healthy Living and the New England Journal of Medicine, among other places. She has also worked as a conference planner, ghost writer, researcher and content developer.
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