Activ8rlives 2.0 goes live with new self monitoring capabilities for health and wellness

Published on June 3, 2013 at 5:14 AM · No Comments

Activ8rlives (a Trademark of Aseptika Ltd), Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, UK: Activ8rlives’ website version 2.0 has now gone live after several months of preparation and testing. Activ8rlives focuses its online self monitoring solutions for health and wellness, which is utilized by families, groups and companies.

The website capabilities have been expanded to include self monitoring of lung function, cardiovascular performance, biomarkers such as blood glucose, INR, blood pressure, waist to hip ratio and an additional six custom parameters, which could include fertility, mood, medication or training sessions. 

Activ8rlives website version 2.0 now enables the following:

  • Monitoring Lung Function:  A change in lung function can be an early indicator that a person is becoming unwell and needs to seek medical intervention or alternative medication. It is particularly useful for suffers of Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Cystic Fibrosis (CF).
  • Highlighting Cardiovascular Disease: Activ8rlives 2.0 allow users to self monitor blood pressure, cholesterol, INR and using the Pulse Oximeter, record heart rate and blood oxygen saturation levels. Early warning signs of raised levels can alert the user to seek medical advice to avert an acute cardiovascular incident.
  • Tracking Key Biomarkers: As indicators of a normal or diseased process or other physiological state in the body, levels which may fluctuate over time and may worsen, Standard biomarkers that can now be tracked at home include: blood glucose, HbA1c, cholesterol, C-reactive protein and International Normalized Ratio (INR).
  • Custom Tracking: Users can choose to track further custom parameters including waist to hip ratio, medication, dress size, training sessions, pool laps per session, runs per week, sleep duration, allergy reactions, moods, fertility, temperature and other bacterial infection markers.  In fact anything that can be measured.

In summing up the enhancements to the website, Dr. Kevin Auton, Director of Activ8rlives commented,

“We are unlike consumer fitness sites that focus on fitness trackers and competitive performance. We are providing tools to help with long-term self monitoring of health, of which physical activity is a vital but single aspect. With Activ8rlives 2.0 we want to empower and motivate groups of friends, colleagues at work and whole families to stay healthy and to adopt changes in lifestyle to keep well. It is your body and you choose how to look after it. Self monitoring is an investment in your future – a ‘health savings account’ into which we need to make a daily investment."

In Detail:

Lung Function

According to the British Lung Foundation, one in five people in the UK are affected by lung disease. So in Activ8rlives 2.0 users can now measure their lung function, incorporating the ability to upload data from a Peak Flow meter (PEF and FEV1) that measures lung function and a Pulse Oximeter, monitoring the bloods oxygen saturation and pulse rate. Data from these two devices are particularly relevant for suffers of asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Cystic Fibrosis (CF) self managing their wellness. A change in lung function can be an early indicator that a person is becoming unwell and needs to seek medical intervention or alternative medication.

Users can also record how well they feel and if they have one, the severity of their cough. Being able to make connections between the intensity of the cough over time and other health indicators, such as weight, diet, exercise, lung function, etc. can be useful and empowering in the decisions they make.

Cardiovascular Disease

NHS studies show that a quarter of all deaths in the UK can be attributed to some form of cardiovascular disease and millions more are at risk. Activ8rlives 2.0 allow users to self monitor blood pressure, cholesterol, INR and using the Pulse Oximeter, can now automatically record heart rate and blood oxygen saturation levels. Early warning signs of raised levels and measurements can alert the user to seek medical advice to avert an acute cardiovascular incident.

Biomarkers

What are biomarkers in medicine? They are indicators of a normal or diseased process or other physiological state in the body, levels which may fluctuate over time and may worsen. Standard biomarkers that can now be tracked at home include: blood glucose, HbA1c, cholesterol, C-reactive protein and International Normalized Ratio (INR). Providing the user the ability to self monitor and become aware of the relationship between multiple health indicators allows greater control to adjust lifestyle to bring the levels of the biomarkers they are tracking into a healthy range.

Custom Tracking

Another benefit of Activ8rlives 2.0 is the ability to track a further six custom parameters of choice. Depending on goals to improve health and wellness, users might include: waist to hip ratio, medication, dress size, training sessions, pool laps per session, runs per week, sleep duration, allergy reactions, moods, fertility, temperature and other bacterial infection markers.  In fact anything that can be measured.

Long-term conditions such as lung disease, obesity, diabetes and heart failure account for the majority of hospital admissions. Self management plans are often given in a way that does not promote or encourage compliance in patients to self manage. The result is that behaviours do not change and society becomes over reliant on healthcare services, to the point where demand can no longer be met.  Self monitoring a panel of health indicators is not a diagnostic tool, but a suite of self management tools which empowers and motivates lifestyle transformation. It promotes control and ownership of health and in the long-term, and will reduce the requirement for acute medical intervention.

With all these new features and benefits to users, Activ8rlives 2.0 still remains FREE to use – as it always will be. There are no joining or subscription fees. EVER!

For more information on Activ8rlives and products, please visit: www.activ8rlives.com

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