DraftFcb

Healthcare (90)

Weighing each byte

Weighing each byte

Withings is an intelligent scale that connects to WiFi.  It not only calculates your weight, fat, muscle and BMI, it also charts your variations and connects to your computer or smartphone.
 

Why it matters

It seems WiFi is being incorporated into everything that has a screen nowadays. But this scale’s WiFi capabilities do serve their purpose: by syncing with your smartphone you can actually use the data to plan your weekly exercise and eating regime. Can this scale do more for consumers  than current apps and platforms like Wii Fit provide?
 

Connectivity
Well Being
Portugal
Healthcare
  • home_top_nav_list
  • home_top_nav_list
  • home_top_nav_list
  • left_menu_category
  • most_viewed

Related articles

Electricity company provides dentists

Portugal is the first European country to receive the Dentist for Good programme in partnership with Fundação EDP, the country's biggest electrical company. The programme provides children from low-income families with free dental care until the age of 18. Vulnerable children are chosen in public schools based on their standard of living and oral health.

Conscious
Portugal
Healthcare
 
Skin map

Researchers from the University of Michigan Health System have developed an app that allows users to screen themselves for skin cancer by using their mobile phones. The app, UMSkinCheck provides a step-by-step guide asking users to take a series of 23 pictures from different parts of their body. The photos provide a baseline for future comparisons that allows users to monitor changes to a skin lesion over time.
 

The app also includes a risk calculator for users to input their personal data and calculate if they’re at risk of developing skin cancer.
 

Connectivity
Fear
Instant Gratification
Well Being
Healthcare
Spain