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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?
Yamamay Beauty & Fitness is a beauty care project that sees consumers interact with beauty professionals and each other. Users are encouraged to comment on every page of the site to spark discussion and content. Each week the person who’s posted the most comments, wins a prize and is published top of the leaders board on the site.
Doctors and surgeons in the Netherlands are building online profiles and promoting themselves to potential patients through www.despecialistenwijzer.nl. Users can search for doctors, who pay €550 to be listed, by filters such as locality, waiting times or even just searching for someone they like.