For months now, we’ve been contemplating the future of healthcare and how Nokia’s digital health products could play a role in shaping it. Well, the wait is now over, as the company launched its portfolio of digital health products today.
Nokia’s (News - Alert) portfolio is the largest, most comprehensive line of connected consumer health products in the market to date. The line of trackers, scales, vital health devices and home products are now available in-store and online through top retailers.
One of the aspects bound to make Nokia’s digital health products popular is the fact that is appeals to all kinds of people. A lot of people put off beginning a healthy lifestyle because they think it requires drastic changes. And for some, maybe those drastic changes work. For others, though, a slower and more gradual approach is needed. Nokia’s products can be used for either kind of user, as they offer convenience, choice and accessibility for every lifestyle.
New products announced today include Nokia Body, a BMI Wi-Fi connected scale and Nokia BPM+, a compact blood pressure monitor with a flexible cuff.
Additionally, the redesigned Nokia Health Mate app functions as the heart of the ecosystem by giving users a 360-degree view of their well-being. It collects data from each device to provide insights and trends relating to weight, activity, sleep and blood pressure. It also offers new wellness programs to help users reach goals based on their specific health needs, as well as five new programs including Sleep Smarter, Better Body, Pregnancy Tracker, Healthier Heart and the Leaderboard. These programs are available on Health Mate to improve sleep, manage weight and fat mass, control blood pressure, manage weight gain during pregnancy and get more active.
Cedric Hutchings, vice president of Digital Health at Nokia, described the motivation behind the digital health line, saying, “Nokia's line of digital health products delivers actionable insights, giving users the equivalent of a daily check-up…Today's launch extends the accessibility of our products to a broader range of users and needs, giving families the personalized experience they need to live healthier lives together.”
As Hutchings suggests, the Health Mate app, combined with the other new products, should help even the most hesitant user transform their lifestyles for the better.
Edited by Maurice Nagle