Activ8rlives News & Case Studies

 
Latest News from Activ8rlives

Exercise linked to lower risk of 7 cancers

Cancers of the kidney, liver, breast and colon may all be fended off by increased physical activity. Exercise is linked to a reduced risk of seven types of cancer and the more physical activity the better, according to a study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (December 2019), that looked at whether meeting the recommended […]

Posted on January 3, 2020

National Public Health Award for Maxine and Sandwell Weigh2GO Weight Management Programme

A Sandwell Council employee has won a national award for her work in helping hundreds of people in the borough to lose weight. Maxine Dixon has won the UK Public Health Practitioner Award for Improving Public Health Practice for the council’s much-praised Weigh2GO programme. Maxine is a weight management project manager in Public Health at […]

Posted on December 5, 2019

Active+me programme and Activ8rlives App helps give NHS patients living with heart conditions the confidence and skills to exercise safely

More than 26,000 people are recorded as living with heart disease in Cambridge and Peterborough and regular activity is one of the best ways for people with a heart condition to make a good recovery after surgery or a heart attack, but patients are confused [1]. What is safe? How much should they do? A […]

Posted on November 18, 2019

Inhaler devices and global warming: Flawed arguments

Excerpts from Mark L Levy et al, BMJ Open “In an attempt to address issues related to global warming and the contribution of pMDIs, Wilkinson et al have succeeded in generating a great deal of negative, potentially harmful media interest for patients who currently rely on these devices. They analysed the potential impact of switching […]

Posted on November 12, 2019

Don’t blame kids with asthma for polluting the environment with their inhalers

PRESS COMMENT 31st October 2019: Aseptika Limited (Activ8rlives), Cambridgeshire, UK 1.1 million of the UK’s children have asthma. 10% have moderate-to-severe asthma and these children should be treated by specialist paediatricians, expert in controlling what can be a life-threatening condition. Widely reported in the media on 30th October 2019 (BBC, Daily Mail, Telegraph) is the […]

Posted on October 31, 2019

Latest Case Studies

Asthma Smart App (Asthma+me) used in primary care avoids presentation to Emergency Department for 6 year old with severe asthma

Moira Gibbons1, Robert Thornton2, Nicki Barker1, Craig Burgess3, Kevin Auton3, Heather Elphick1. 1Department of Respiratory Medicine, Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, 2Wath Health Centre, Rotherham and 3Aseptika Ltd, Cambridgeshire Introduction Paediatric asthma is an NHS 10-year (NHS Long-Term) priority1 and innovative approaches to managing the increasing number of children with moderate-to-severe asthma are needed. In […]

Active+me

Active+me is a programme that combines group exercise classes, health coaching, peer support, PAM (Patient Activation Measure) monitoring and teaching patients how to use Aseptika – Activ8rlives self-care monitoring technology to track their health and wellbeing. The data can also be reviewed remotely by health and care professionals, helping to identify deterioration in conditions more quickly than traditional methods of support.

SwansFan Clocks up 11 Gold Medals Walking with Activ8rlives

Ron aged 86-years young has been walking with an Activ8rlives BuddyBand activity tracker (accelerometer) since early September 2013. He has recently been awarded his eleventh Gold Medal for walking at least 10,000 steps a day for 1,925 days, which equates to about 80+ minutes of walking for Ron on each of those days. In during […]

Living Life Our Way Blood Pressure Review

Having tried out the Activ8rlives Blood Pressure and Heartrate monitor I found it to be a handy device that is quick and easy to set up and simple to use. It is genuinely useful, and is especially good for adults who need to monitor their blood pressure regularly, perhaps due to a previous health condition.

Maggie Johnson – an activated cardiac patient

"It has made me feel much more secure about my health, I can print out the data and take it to the next doctor’s appointment instead of having to remember how I’ve been feeling, it’s all there in black and white. I am sure that doing this programme will keep us all going for a lot longer.”

1 2 3 7