Inspiring people to take 'digital' control of their health

22nd June 2017
Source: Nokia
Posted By : Alice Matthews
Inspiring people to take 'digital' control of their health

The availability of a large line of connected consumer health products has been announced by Nokia. Completing the transition of products from the Withings brand, Nokia trackers, scales, vital health products and home products will now be available in-store and online through top retailers. Brad Rodrigues, Interim President at Nokia Technologies, said: “Nokia’s global expansion into digital health builds on Nokia’s unmatched track record of quality, reliability and trust, which are characteristics that are all critical to success in the health industry.

“The products are beautiful, easy to use and fit seamlessly into people’s daily lives, enabling individuals to easily monitor and improve their health.”

The Nokia digital health product line offers convenience, choice and accessibility for every lifestyle. From those desiring a healthy change without a drastic behaviour overhaul, to those looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle, Nokia claims to meet the widest available range of consumer health needs. New products announced include Nokia Body, a BMI WiFi connected scale, and Nokia BPM+, a compact blood pressure monitor with a flexible cuff. The redesigned Nokia Health Mate app, the heart of the product ecosystem, gives users a 360° view of their well-being.

“Nokia’s line of digital health products delivers actionable insights, giving users the equivalent of a daily check-up,” said Cedric Hutchings, Vice President of Digital Health at Nokia. “Today’s launch extends the accessibility of our products to a broader range of users and needs, giving families the personalised experience they need to live healthier lives together.”

Nokia is focused on transforming the dynamic between patients, doctors and the medical community with tools focused on the prevention of chronic conditions. Through its partnerships with some of the world’s most renowned institutions in medical research and clinical trials, including Tampere University of Technology, American Medical Group association, University of Manchester, University College London. Nokia is committed to collaborating with leaders in the medical community to positively impact societal health worldwide.

“To face the global health crisis of chronic diseases related to lifestyle and behavior, we need powerful and engaging tools and solutions,” said Nokia Chief Medical Officer, Matthew Diamond, MD, PhD. “Nokia is committed to shifting the focus from treatment to prevention, empowering consumers to take control of their health.”

Redesigned Nokia Health Mate application offers tailored coaching solutions
Nokia Health Mate sits at the centre of the digital health experience collecting data from each device to provide insights and trends on weight, activity, sleep and blood pressure. Key features include:

  • Enhanced navigation for the discovery of content
  • New wellness programmes to help users reach health goals based on their specific health and well-being needs. These programmes, endorsed by medical professionals, take users on an eight-week journey with tailored content and recommendations that adapt to each user’s progress over time
  • Five new programmes including Sleep Smarter, Better Body (available for pre-order), Pregnancy Tracker, Healthier Heart and the Leaderboard are available on Health Mate to improve sleep, manage weight & fat mass, control blood pressure, manage weight gain during pregnancy and get more active
  • Tools to visualise progress towards goals, leading to stronger outcomes

The new Nokia Health Mate app is available for download on iOS and Android app stores.

Nokia Body: BMI WiFi connected scale makes weight management easy
Nokia Body is a new BMI WiFi connected scale at an affordable price complementing the existing line up of Nokia connected scales including Body+ and Body Cardio. Body offers smart weight management for the entire family and provides high accuracy measurements via Position Control technology, a patented body position detector.

Body features include:

  • Weight Trend Screen: See progress during each weigh-in to stay motivated.
  • BMI Insights: Instant access to BMI trend and data analysis over time to help users reach their goals.
  • Automatic WiFi Synchronisation: Recognises up to eight users with independent sync.
  • Personalised Coaching: With the Nokia Health Mate app, users can personalise their goals within the app and track activity and food intake.
  • Nutrition Tracking: Food tracking with MyFitnessPal.

Nokia BPM+: delivers blood pressure monitoring on the move
Now featuring a soft cuff, BPM+ is a new, compact blood pressure monitor providing users with an easy, more comfortable way to measure their blood pressure at home or when traveling. BPM+ measures systolic and diastolic blood pressure and heart rate. FDA-cleared and medical CE approved, BPM+ ensures accurate monitoring of blood pressure and heart-rate over time and can share data with users’ medical professionals to prevent, manage and monitor efficacy of treatment for conditions such as hypertension.

Nokia Body and Nokia BPM+ bolster company’s line of digital health products
The award-winning portfolio of connected health devices from Nokia marries next-gen sensors within beautiful, premium products grounded in human-centric design.

  • Connected Scales: Nokia Body Cardio, the world’s most advanced connected scale featuring heart rate monitoring and Pulse Wave Velocity to assess overall heart health; and Body+, a body composition WiFi scale.
  • Activity and Sleep Trackers: Nokia Steel, a sleek activity and sleep tracking smart watch; and Go, a simple yet advanced activity and sleep tracker.
  • Blood Pressure Monitor: Nokia BPM, a FDA-cleared and medical CE approved wireless blood pressure monitor.
  • Other Technologies: Nokia Home, a video and air quality monitor; and Nokia Thermo, a WiFi and Bluetooth connected temporal thermometer.

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