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    Posted on September 15th, 2014


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    Written by Denis Finnegan


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    Thank you to Emma for the below

    Public Health England has announced the 3 winners for its inaugural PHE Health X programme, which aims to identify new ideas for improving the nation’s health. (http://phehealthx.com/)

     

    The winners were:

     

    Youniverse (www.youniverse.com<http://www.youniverse.com>)

    A 28 day exercise and diet planner, which generates daily meal plans, shopping lists and exercise ideas

     

    Foodswitch (www.foodswitch.co.uk<http://www.foodswitch.co.uk>)

    A smartphone app providing nutrition information to help consumers to make healthier food choices when shopping

     

    Fee Fi Fo Fit (www.citrussuite.com<http://www.citrussuite.com>)

    An intervention to promote positive changes in young people using a gameified reward system

     

     

    APPLE SPOT (given the week that was in it)

     

    The Apple Watch has Arrived

    http://www.gizmag.com/apple-watch-iwatch-details/33741/

    Nice Video here: http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/09/hands-on-with-the-apple-watch/

    http://www.techcentral.ie/apple-watch/

     

    IPhone 6 Details

    http://www.gizmag.com/apple-phone-6-iphone-6-plus-details/33740/

    Again, Great Video here: http://techcrunch.com/2014/09/09/hands-on-with-the-iphone-6-and-the-iphone-6-plus/

     

     

    SMART WATCHES & WEARABLES

     

    Smartwatch review from yesterday’s Observer

    (Thanks Claire k)

    http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/sep/11/best-smartwatches-apple-watch-motorola-moto-360-google-android

     

    Everything Apple announced at its iPhone 6 & Apple Watch event

    Just in case you missed it all!

    http://venturebeat.com/2014/09/09/everything-apple-announced-at-its-iphone-6-apple-watch-event/

     

    Apple Watch vs. Moto 360

    Nice comparision of two of the bigges boys in this new market

    http://www.gizmag.com/apple-iwatch-vs-moto-360/33767/

    Samsung Gear S vs. Moto 360

    http://www.gizmag.com/moto-360-vs-samsung-gear-s/33694/

     

    Hands-on: Is Samsung’s bold Gear S ahead of the smartwatch curve?

    Straight from the Jetsons 🙂

    http://www.gizmag.com/samsung-gear-s-review-hands-on/33647/

     

    The Moto 360: Hands on with the “reinvention of the modern timepiece”

    http://www.gizmag.com/moto-360-motorola-smartwatch-hands-on/33678/

     

    Garmin’s vivosmart fitness bracelet doubles as a smartwatch

    Another example of style entering the fray as a key consideration.

    http://www.gizmag.com/garmin-vivosmart-fitness-bracelet-smartwatch/33766/

     

    Hands-on with the Sony SmartWatch 3

    http://www.gizmag.com/sony-smartwatch-3-review-hands-on/33700/

     

    Hands-on with the Asus ZenWatch

    One to Watch!

    http://www.gizmag.com/asus-zenwatch-review-hands-on/33687/

     

    Hands-on with the LG G Watch R

    http://www.gizmag.com/lg-g-watch-review-hands-on/33688/

     

    Review: Samsung Gear Live smartwatch

    http://www.gizmag.com/samsung-gear-live-review/32810/

     

    What’s the underlying platform for all these new divices, enter centre stage Google Android Wear

    http://www.gizmag.com/android-wear-review/32800/

     

    Intel and Opening Ceremony team up for MICA smart bracelet

    http://www.gizmag.com/intel-mica-smart-bracelet-fashion/33770/

     

     

     

    IOT (Internet of Things)

     

    D-Link breaks into the smart home market with mydlink Home

    Bye bye Eircom Phone Watch

    http://www.gizmag.com/mydlink-home-smart-automation/33692/

     

     

    HEALTH

     

    Using our scale to help improve health By David Wood

    A word from our new Health & Wellness Director

    https://www.tescoplc.com/talkingshop/index.asp?blogid=229

     

    Irish scientists develop improved malaria vaccine

    Just shining the light on a little bit of Irish…

    http://www.gizmag.com/uccs-microneedle-patch-vaccine-malaria/33757/

     

    The key to eternal youth might come from fruit flies

    http://www.gizmag.com/ampk-slow-aging/33731/

     

    Also a piece of research from British Journal of Sports Medicine (thanks Claire):

    In a nutshell, reducing your sitting time reduces your risk of disease, including heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes

    This isn’t just about increasing exercise either, this is specifically about reducing sitting time.  That exercise in and of itself may not help reduce your risk of disease, if the rest of your time is spend in sedentary behaviour:

    http://bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2014/07/30/bjsports-2013-093342.short?g=w_bjsm_ahead_tab

     

     

    RETAIL

     

    Findbox scanner helps shoppers find what they’re looking for

    This looks quite impressive

    http://www.gizmag.com/findbox-kiosk-scanner-shopping/33697/

     

    Comment piece on ‘are supermarkets past their sell by date’ – the guardian, so very geared towards upper middle class market, but may be worth a read (Thanks again Claire)

    http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/sep/13/supermarkets-are-past-their-sell-by-date-rachel-cooke?guni=Keyword:news-grid%20main-2%20%28Critics%29%20Pickable%20with%20editable%20override:Pickable%20with%20editable%20override:Position1

     

     


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