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  • Aseptika’s BuddyWOTCHTM a medically-certified wearable smartwatch that measures, records and transmits key vital signs of those with chronic respiratory disease has been shortlisted for three separate categories of awards at the Wearable Technology Show 2015 coming up during March in London. The categories in which Aseptika is a nominee include: Best Medical Device, Best Innovation and the Overall Wearables Winner category. The Wearables 2015 Awards are sponsored by IBM and they look to reward the best wearable businesses – recognising those that have offered the highest level of innovation, performance and service over the last year. The Wearables Award ceremony will take place at an evening function on 10th March at ExCeL in London. Caption: Wearable Technology Show 2015 takes place at ExCeL in London on 10-11 March with announcement of the Wearables 2015 Awards on the evening of 10 March.
  • Another important message as part of the NHS breathlessness campaign to draw attention to inviduals about the importance that getting out of breath could be a sign of heart or lung disease. Taking earlier advice from your doctor makes it easier to treat.
  • This is a simple but informative series of adverts from the NHS as part of their breathlessness campaign. They draw attention to individuals to seek treatment earlier from their doctor if experiencing breathlessness. Please share these message with colleagues and family, so that they may also hear about the importance of seeking medical assistance for breathlessness.
  • We applaud the new NHS campaign on breathlessness (Aseptika Limited - Activ8rlives) catch health problems for earlier treatment.
  • Source: Sarah Boseley, Health Editor, The Guardian, 13th February, 2015. Academy of Medical Colleges report asks GPs to be clear about the benefits of walking a dog, dancing or swimming – and to practise what they preach. Doctors should give clear messages to patients about the benefits of 30 minutes of exercise five times a week – which can be a “miracle cure”, according to a report. Doctors should talk to all their patients about their activity levels, not just the overweight or those with high blood pressure or cholesterol, said the report.Medical practitioners are being urged not to avoid awkward conversations about lifestyle, as a report from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges says regular exercise is often more effective than pills.“Don’t be preachy or reprimand,” the report, written for the academy by Scarlett McNally, an orthopaedic surgeon, advises doctors. “Don’t assume or imply that a patient is lazy.”Doctors should also practise what they preach. “Be a role model! Try cycling to work once a week and using the stairs when you can,” it says.The report, entitled “The miracle cure and the role of the doctor in promoting it”, points to evidence that exercise prevents a whole range of diseases. “Regular exercise can prevent dementia, type-2 diabetes, some cancers, depression, heart disease and other serious common conditions – reducing the risk of each by at least 30%. This is better than many drugs,” it says.Regular exercise can cut an individual’s risk of breast cancer by 25% and the risk of bowel cancer by 45%. It can reduce the chances of ever getting dementia or having a stroke by 30%, says the report. It also cuts the risk of high blood pressure or type-2 diabetes by 50%.Half the population does not take enough exercise and in the over-65s that drops to less than a third. Nearly half of all adults are sedentary for more than five hours a day, driving or sitting in front of a computer or TV screen. In 1949, 34% of miles travelled were by bike. Now that is just 1-2%.“We’ve got to change what we think of as normal, because what we are seeing in our hospitals and surgeries up and down the country is that normal has become not enough exercise,” writes Scarlett McNally. “Too many of my patients are paying the price for that with broken bones and years of ill health that could have been avoided by being more active.”If people became more active, it could make a big difference to the finances of the NHS. The budget is currently £120 billion and 70% is spent on people with chronic conditions that could have been avoided or alleviated by greater activity, says the report.On a personal level, said McNally, inactivity may be easier to tackle than the three other big preventable causes of disease – smoking, alcohol and poor diet – because people don’t have to give something up. Instead, they can do something positive for themselves. One idea is to get a dog. People who regularly walk a dog are 34% more likely to get sufficient exercise than others. Other options are dancing, swimming and walking. The activity should be vigorous enough to increase the heart rate slightly and get a bit sweaty.“It is not about going to the gym or wearing Lycra but going up stairs and going for a short walk today and a longer one tomorrow,” said McNally. “Thirty minutes – that’s all you need. It is the people who do the least physical exercise who have the most to gain.”Two recent reports have recently illustrated the lack of focus on activity, according to Prof Dame Sue Bailey, president of the academy, who wrote the report’s foreword. One from King’s College London found that 80% of obese patients had never discussed their weight with their GP. The other, a Europe-wide, 12-year study from Cambridge University, found that inactivity caused twice as many deaths as obesity alone.GPs should talk to all their patients about their activity levels, not just those who are overweight, or have high blood pressure or cholesterol, said McNally. They are uniquely placed to motivate, help and support their patients in the one-to-one consultation. “Quite a lot of doctors don’t realise they are quite good at this,” she said. “There are some suggestions that doctors are almost too sympathetic – they are taught to empathise and sympathise and treat the condition in front of them. We need a paradigm shift.”The Royal College of GPs, however, said its members would need more resources if they are to advise patients on getting active. “Simply telling patients what to do is not enough – long-term behaviour change is very hard and requires ongoing support and access to help over time,” said its chair Dr Maureen Baker. “We need more resources in general practice and more GPs so that we can spend more time with our patients on preventing them getting ill, as well as caring for them when they are ill.”Profe John Wass, public health lead at the Royal College of Physicians, said hospital doctors had “a key responsibility to try to incorporate messages about the impact exercise can have when talking to our patients – as the benefits are plain to see. We must also move away from the idea that exercise is only for a specific short-term purpose but impress the advantages that a lifelong appreciation of physical activity can bring.” Activ8rlives says: The Academy of Medical Colleges reports “The miracle cure and the role of the doctor in promoting it”, points to evidence that exercise prevents a whole range of diseases. “Regular exercise can prevent dementia, type-2 diabetes, some cancers, depression, heart disease and other serious common conditions – reducing the risk of each by at least 30%. This is better than many drugs,” it says. Aseptika (Activ8rlives) has always supported habitual activity with its free Activ8rlives membership to record your activity and many other health parameters. www.activ8rlives.com Take a walk with us today to start to increase your activity to help your health and wellness.
Self-monitoring

Self-monitoring

Our strategy is to develop expert systems which can be used by laypeople 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 are underway 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

BuddyBand Bluetooth Activity Tracker

The Activ8rlives BuddyBand is a wearable wristband with integrated Bluetooth 4.0, 3D Sensor, upgradable firmware, with data upload to FREE Smartphone App via Bluetooth 4.0 or USB to your PC (Windows or OSX). The BuddyBand allows you to track your activity levels and energy expenditure - especially useful as part of an exercise schedule or weight loss programme.

BuddyBand

Buddy Step Counter

The Activ8rlives Buddy step counter measures your activity and counts your steps throughout the day. With its integrated USB connector, it downloads your stored data directly into your FREE Activ8rlives online account via your PC/Mac.

Buddy Step

Body Analyser Bluetooth Smart Scales

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 our Free Smartphone App.

Body Analyser

Blood Pressure Bluetooth Monitor

The Activ8rlives Blood Pressure Bluetooth 4.0 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 4.0

The Activ8rlives Pulse Oximeter Bluetooth 4.0 is a simple device 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 you oxygen saturation levels and pulse rate.

Pulse Oximeter

Peak Flow Meter

The Activ8rlives Peak Flow 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 Bluetooth 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 Bluetooth USB Hub

Contactless Thermometer Bluetooth 4.0

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

Contactless Thermometer

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