Wellness

Flow app, mental health, therapy app

Credit: Flow

By Sara Mageit 05:17 am November 25, 2020
Medically approved in the UK and EU, the Flow headset and therapy app treatment for depression aims to tackle ‘lockdown loneliness’ and mental health outcomes by providing at-home access to treatment. Flow involves patients wearing a brain stimulation headset, while using a behavioural therapy app, which improves areas known to impact depression, including sleep and nutrition. WHY IT MATTERS As...
Moodbeam One, Mental health tracking

Credit: Moodbeam One device 

By Sara Mageit 05:54 am November 10, 2020
A partnership between Hull-based health tech brand, Moodbeam and Agencia’s Primary Care Direct aims to trial a self-reporting wellbeing tool to support GPs and clinical staff. Amicus Health, a GP practice in Devon, will trial the Moodbeam One wearable device for eight weeks to monitor the mood of their 70 non-clinical and clinical staff. Users at the practice will be able to log how they are...
Mommymoon logo next to pregnant person with landscape background
By Mallory Hackett 12:10 pm October 23, 2020
Mommymoon, a digital holistic health company for pregnant people, launched its online platform today. Founded this summer in the midst of the pandemic, Mommymoon works to connect expecting mothers with an array of pregnancy services that are conducted all online. Users can choose to participate in a number of classes, including pre- and postnatal livestream yoga classes, pregnancy support groups...
Photo of the Garmin smart scale
By Laura Lovett 02:04 pm October 22, 2020
Last week Garmin launched its new scale, dubbed Index S2, which is able to send weight and health data to a connected app.  In addition to body weight, users can tap into the scale for insights on body fat percentage, BMI, skeletal muscle mass, bone mass and body water percentage. Users can also see their weight trends over time, as the screen can show a graph of the last 30 days.  All of the...
By Dean Koh 03:01 am October 20, 2020
Singapore-headquartered telehealth startup Doctor Anywhere announced it has launched an online mental health video consultation service. This is in addition to a suite of other tele-health services including GP consultation, lactation consultancy, and an in-app Marketplace with a range of wellness products and services, including booking appointments for home-based healthcare services. WHAT'S IT...
By Laura Lovett 12:00 pm October 12, 2020
Telecom giant Comcast and Independence Health Group have teamed up on a new platform dubbed Quil Assure, which is centered around helping seniors connect to care teams and access emergency assistance.  The new system will include ambient sensors, voice-activated tech, emergency assistants and caregiver coordination services. The tool is slated for a 2021 release but will start going through pilot...
World Mental Health Day, Wellness, Virtual Reality

Credit: Oxford VR headset

By Sara Mageit 01:36 am October 10, 2020
Most of us have grappled with some form of mental health issue during this unprecedented global pandemic. Snapshot studies released in September, which was Suicide Prevention Awareness month, highlighted this worrying fact even further. According to the Samaritans, in a survey of over 70,000 adults in the UK, over 1 in 10 reported experiencing suicidal thoughts or thoughts of hurting themselves...
By Jonah Comstock 02:20 pm September 16, 2020
While Apple’s big announcement yesterday was around a new blood oxygenation sensor, the company also rolled out a new video fitness class offering which could turn out to be even more impactful for the company. WHAT HAPPENED? Apple Fitness+, a diverse subscription platform of fitness videos designed to be used in conjunction with an Apple Watch and its activity-tracking functions, brings Apple...
By Laura Lovett 08:45 am September 11, 2020
The 2020s are seeing a silver surge as populations around the world continue to age. While Japan has the highest percentage of senior citizens in the world, other countries in Europe and North America are quickly catching up. However, an ageing society could mean new potential for health and the economy, according panelist at the 'Silver Health & Economy: New Demographics, New Opportunities'...
By Sara Mageit 09:29 am August 10, 2020
In a user analysis, 81% of patients using the Flow brain stimulation headset and therapy app to treat depression reported feeling better after three weeks. Thirty four per cent of patients reported an improvement in their mood, while 32% of patients reported a reduction in anxiety and 29% reported a reduction in suicidal thoughts. Flow is a drug-free, at-home treatment that has been medically...