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  • Some of the most compelling research has been published in the Lancet this week, indicating that the risk of premature death increases among desk-based workers who sit for 8 hours and do low amounts of exercise.
  • Winning an award at The Hunts Post Huntingdonshire Business Awards is “a confidence boost”. That was the message from Aseptika Ltd (Activ8rlives) nine months after being crowned winners of the Innovation Award in 2015. Managing director Kevin Auton said: “We were really excited particularly because of the very high standard of the other finalists – we were a bit surprised but it was really great to win.” “There is definitely something about putting ourselves forward to be judged by our peers as the medical world is a bit niche so to be judged up against other companies is a real confidence boost.” Winning the award has helped the firm work with a number of local suppliers and gain recognition throughout Huntingdonshire. Dr Auton said: “Locally it has given us a huge boost, the engagement of the spot light has helped us with local suppliers as it is on the front of the presentation that we give.” “The awareness of the company has been brilliant: it is the best advertising we could get.” The company, based in Hartford was formed eight years ago by husband and wife team Jessica and Kevin Auton to enable everyone to have the tools to manage their own health and thereby live long and healthy lives and this hasn’t changed. Aseptika Ltd (Activ8rlives) is still focused on its research and development of the BuddyWOTCH, which tracks blood oxygen saturation, heart rate, temperature, physical activity as well as monitoring the wearer’s overall health and wellbeing. The firm has also gone on to receive more grants and has been selected to be involved with the Sheffield ‘Test Bed – Perfect Patient Pathway’ – that will allow for collaborations between NHS England and innovators to use technology to address issues facing patients with long-term respiratory conditions and the health service transformation of care pathways. “Since the awards we have also started full engagement with patients with respiratory disease up in Liverpool (Knowsley Community COPD Service at the Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital),” added Dr Auton. Aseptika Ltd BuddyWOTCHTM in development for the use of self-care for patients with long-term respiratory or cardiovascular disease.
  • Dad’s have a lot going on. They work to pay the bills and mortgage, bringing up children, getting them through school and University (if that is their career pathway), maintaining a relationship with their partner, perhaps supporting ageing parents and maintaining a social life. But their health is often low on the priority list. By the time they realise they have lost the good health they took for granted when they were younger, it is too late to get it back again. Men are also terrible at asking for help. They would rather spend 2 hours wrestling to get the SatNav working while being “temporarily unaware of their current location” than asking someone for directions. Their health is no different. So if you have one of these Super Dads in your family as a Father, an Uncle, a Brother or even as a friend, get them walking as the first stage in a health recovery programme. Take them out for a walk on Father’s Day. It’s a great way of having a conversation without distractions and can be a treasured time to reconnect and restore life balance if done regularly. Getting the Super Dad walking every day will also make them less grumpy, as it will lift their mood (and that helps everyone else too). After about a month, they will feel fitter and who knows, maybe decide to get those golf clubs out of the attic or find those jogging shoes or the lycra cycling suit they haven’t worn for years because of the pressures of work (OK, not a nice look perhaps but you don’t have to watch them). Gadgets are Good. Men love gadgets and data. So perhaps a Father’s Day gift of a BuddyBand2 waterproof activity and sleep tracker and a Body Analyser smart scales from Activ8rlives would be a nice way to support his often stated but rarely acted on desire to “get fit like I used to be!” Sometimes the first step is the hardest. Take it together with him. Activ8rlives BuddyBand2 is on sale at £59.99 (RRP £69.99) and Body Analyser (£54.99 RRP) from Amazon.
  • The Activ8rlives SmartOne® Peak Flow and FEV1 Meter extends our range of Bluetooth Smart devices, allowing individuals to monitor their lung function from home and send their data via the Activ8rlives Health Monitoring and Food Diary App (iOS and Android) to the new Activ8rlives 3.0 online healthcare solution, compliant with the NHS Information Governance ToolKit as a Self-Care tool for patient-generated data. The SmartOne® Peak Flow and FEV1 Meter helps patients to understand how their lung function changes throughout the week, during periods of ill health, change of medication or as they change weight and activity levels. It measures Peak Expiratory Flow rate (PEF) and Forced Expiratory Flow at 1 second (FEV1) using a non-invasive simple-to-use wireless monitoring technology. The use of a Peak Flow meter is especially useful if patients have Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Cystic Fibrosis (CF) or Bronchiectasis (NCFB). Peak flow values are often classified into three coloured zones using the traffic light system of measurement according to the American Lung Association: Green, Yellow and Red. The SmartOne and Activ8rlives App automatically stores the highest (best) value and prompts individuals to blow three times as hard and as fast to move the silver balls up the measuring cylinders for their best reading. Within the Activ8rlives account, respiratory patients can set their own ‘normal’ targets or those calculated automatically by the system using the NHANES III population scales.                                                 Caption:   The display above from a female volunteer indicates that her Peak Flow (PEF) and FEV1 are within the Yellow zone and it may mean that there is narrowing of her airways and she needs to start her agreed self-care plan, which may include medication, physio to clear her lungs and possibly seeking reassurance from her medical team.        
  • Aseptika Limited has launched version 3.0 of the Activ8rlives Self-care and remote monitoring solution, hosting customisable Dashboards and many new features to more effectively empower patients to support their wellness and healthcare programmes at home, or support their family or friends.    Dashboard The user can now select ‘Simple’, ‘Advanced’ or ‘Expert’ settings by switching between increasingly comprehensive dashboard designs. The Simple display for the Dashboard shows the latest reading for Steps and Weight, BMI (Body Mass Index) and BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate). The Advanced Dashboard provides a view of more health parameters and may be useful for those with long-term health condition(s) where they are self-managing from home. Expert is a completely configurable Dashboard, which can incorporate any custom tracker created by the user.   NEWS Activ8rlives website now displays My Health Score or the National Early Warning Score (NEWS)[1], standardising the assessment of acute-illness severity used widely in the UK’s NHS hospitals. NEWS is based on a simple scoring system in which a number is allocated to 5 numerical physiological measurements (Vital Signs) including: Heart Rate, Blood Oxygen Saturation (SpO2), Blood Pressure (Systolic pressure), Body Temperature and Respiration Rate. NEWS has been clinically validated and in hospital trials, reduces the number of avoidable deaths in a typical city hospital by 400 per year. The magnitude of the NEWS score reflects how extreme the parameter varies from the norm and appears with a numerical score and coloured White, Green, Amber or Red to aid identification and highlight its status.  For patients with pulmonary (lung) or cardiovascular conditions these Key Vital Signs are so important that they are always displayed at the top of the Activ8rlives Dashboard. The potential of NEWS in self-care systems is to create a dynamic mathematical description of the patient’s complex data sets to detect and communicate when there is a deviation from the “normal” patterns observed in the lead-up to a period of ill health. Early Warning Scores prompt an earlier intervention to seek help from medical professionals or initiate agreed care plans.   Health Data Trending Each Health Parameter shows when it was last recorded, displayed in the traffic light colours and displays an arrow indicating the trend direction. Users can view their Health Data in new graphical ways, selecting time periods with an interactive display to focus on areas of interest. Users can create any number of custom trackers, which can be viewed, added, edited and deleted as they see fit. Only Clinicians or Admin users can restore deleted data and read the audit log of a user’s data. Data can be printed, saved as a PDF and emailed or exported to Excel, to share with their Healthcare team or integrate into other data tools.   Caring for Me Activ8rlives webview now allows users to invite a family member, trusted friend or healthcare professional to care for you. When someone cares for you, they have online access to all the health data that the user generates. This allows them to provide care for you, from anywhere, as well as advocate for you during contact with the healthcare system.   NHS IG Toolkit compliant Activ8rlives 3.0 has a completely new backend database structure, hosted in a private Cloud by Skyscape (Farnborough UK) and complies with the NHS Information Governance ToolKit (privacy, security, auditability, location and information governance polices) as a Self-Care tool for patient-generated data and in preparation for connectivity with Healthcare information systems for those user that wish to opt-in.   ENDS    Notes: [1] The NEWS initiative flowed from the Royal College of Physicians’ NEWSDIG report, and was jointly developed and funded in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians, Royal College of Nursing, National Outreach Forum and NHS Training for Innovation. © Royal College of Physicians 2012.
Self-monitoring

Self-monitoring

Our strategy is to develop expert systems which can be used by consumers and their healthcare service providers to better self-manage long-term conditions through self-monitoring at home

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Biomarker Tests

Biomarker Tests

A natural extension of this philosophy is the Company's development of a home-based test to predict flare-ups in chest infections (in people of all ages) who have long-term respiratory conditions, to reduce hospital admissions and improve healthcare

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Always Connected

Always Connected

Our strategy is to enable self-management through self-monitoring without needing PCs, Smartphones, Tablets and the dedicated medical touch screen devices that are often deployed in telemedicine.

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Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials

Aseptika is developing a home-based rapid and quantitative biomarker test for a common bacterial lung infection and 3rd generation devices for use with long-term lung disease sufferers. Clinical trials will be undertaken with NHS partners to validate their clinical effectiveness.

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Corporate Wellness

Corporate Wellness

By supporting and providing your employees with the right tools to self-monitor their health and by encouraging and rewarding them, your employees can benefit from a healthier life and be more productive as a result

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Healthcare Collaborators

Healthcare Collaborators

We work with a highly talented team of collaborators, brilliant technologists, passionate clinicians, mentors/supporters in the NHS and of course, our customers and volunteers whom we adore

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Our Devices

BuddyBand2 Waterproof Bluetooth Activity & Sleep Tracker RRP £69.99

The Activ8rlives BuddyBand2 is waterproof (to 2m for 30 minutes) activity and sleep tracker, with upgradable firmware, built-in notifications for calls, texts, social media when paired with a Smartphone, sleep tracking, inactivity alert, and with data uploaded by Bluetooth Smart (4.0).

BuddyBand2

Buddy Step Counter RRP £19.99

The Activ8rlives Buddy Step Counter is a simple and popular electronic wearable device, which measures your activity and energy expenditure throughout the day. Data can be downloaded directly to your free Activ8rlives online account by mini USB via your PC/Mac.

Buddy Step Counter

Body Analyser Bluetooth Smart Scales RRP £59.99

Track your weight and body composition with our custom body analyser, beautifully finished in black. Weight, fat, water, muscle composition, visceral fat levels, bone % and BMI. Uploads data directly to free Activ8rlives Health Monitoring & Food Diary App.

Body Analyser

Blood Pressure Bluetooth Monitor RRP £59.99

The Activ8rlives Blood Pressure Bluetooth 4.0 (Smart) monitor is an easy-to-use device that can measure your blood pressure — especially useful if you suffer from previously diagnosed conditions, which result in high or low blood pressure. The monitor also measures the interval between your pulse waves and determines the standard deviation. If the standard deviation is above a certain level, it gives a warning of an irregular heart beat.

Blood Pressure Monitor

Pulse Oximeter Bluetooth RRP £49.99

The Activ8rlives Pulse Oximeter Bluetooth 4.0 is a non-invasive method, which allows you to monitor aspects of your pulmonary and cardiovascular functions — especially if you have Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and need to track your oxygen saturation levels and pulse rate.

Pulse Oximeter

Pulse Oximeter2 Bluetooth RRP £49.99

The Activ8rlives Pulse Oximeter2 Bluetooth 4.0 (Smart) is a non-invasive method, which allows you to monitor aspects of your pulmonary and cardiovascular functions — especially if you have Asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and need to track your oxygen saturation levels and pulse rate.

Pulse Oximeter2

SmartOne Peak Flow & FEV1 Meter RRP £99.99

The Activ8rlives SmartOne Peak Flow and FEV1 Data viewable via the free Activ8rlives Smartphone and Table App (iOS 7.1 or above and select Android 4.3 or above) meter is a simple electronic device, which allows you to monitor your lung function - especially useful if you have asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or Cystic Fibrosis and need to track your Peak Expiratory Flow (PEF) and Forced Expiratory Flow at 1 second (FEV1).

Peak Flow Meter

POGO USB Hub

Allows data from USB devices to upload to your Smartphone by Bluetooth 4.0, even if your Smartphone or Tablet do not have Bluetooth capability. Inserted into earphone socket of Smartphones and Tablets.

POGO USB Hub

Contactless Infrared Thermometer Bluetooth RRP £45.00

The Activ8rlives Contactless Infrared Thermometer Bluetooth 4.0 (Smart) is an easy-to-use device that can measure your body’s temperature. It sends information to your free Activ8rlives account via your Bluetooth 4.0 enabled Smartphone or Tablet so that you can see your precise temperature without contact or disposables and to help you keep track of your health and wellbeing and that of your family.

Contactless Thermometer

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