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iHealth awarded 8 iF Design Awards

Paris, France – February 28, 2014 – iHealth, the Silicon Valley worldwide leader in connected health, is awarded 8 iF Design Awards for its new range of connected wireless health devices.

For Uwe Diegel, president of iHealthLabs Europe, the European subsidiary of the group, these awards are the reward of many years of work and research in health. “Design is no longer a secondary option that simply allows products to be beautiful. Design must bring new unexpected features that help patients to better manage their disease. I am particularly proud that our two new glucometers were chosen for iF Awards, because diabetes is one of the diseases that needs a radical change in approach centered around the patient rather than around the disease.”

A different approach to sustainable health

The iHealth products are all managed from a single App called iHealth MyVitals (available in iOS or Android) that allows the user to view all his vital signs on a single screen. This way makes it possible for the patient to see the impact of one pathology on another. Users can easily access previously recorded data, rearrange it by date or time of day and create custom graphs and reports that track changes in their health.

The iHealth products awarded with 2014 iF Awards are the BP7 and BP5 blood pressure monitors, the BG1 and BG5 glucometers, the PO3 pulse oximeter, the new HS4 body scale, the AM3s Activity Tracker and the  iBaby M2 camera. The awards were presented to Uwe DIEGEL, president of iHealthLabs, at a glittering ceremony yesterday night at the BMW World Pavilion in Munich, Germany.

Patients who monitor their vital signs are 50 percent more likely to have their disease under control than those who do not follow them. “Giving people the chance to take responsibility for their health is a major issue. The future of health management starts with the individual. By identifying how daily activities affect vital signs such as blood pressure, diabetes and heart rate, people become more proactive about their own health” says Uwe Diegel.

For 60 years, the iF Design Awards are an internationally recognized award for outstanding achievements in product design. The iF Awards are synonymous with some of the biggest advances in industrial design of the 20th century.

iHealth Body Monitor When you’re taking on a feat of endurance like running thirty one consecutive half marathons it’s vital you keep tabs on your body’s reaction to all the exertion. Rapid weightloss and shifts in body composition can be problematic so spotting these changes is important. The iHealth Body Monitor is the ideal tool for early insight, giving you weight, lean mass, muscle mass, bone mass, body water, and visceral fat rating.

- Kieran Alger T3

Striiv Smart Pedometer featured in FQ Mag

STRIIV SMART PEDOMETER Striiv Smart Pedometer has a high resolution, color touchscreen and built in apps that make fitness fun! Striiv’s activity motivation system was designed by leading experts in game design and behavior change with one goal in mind: to get you to walk a lot more. With no smartphone required, Striiv designs personalized challenges tailored to your activity levels, and turns 10,000 steps a day into playing a game, donating to charity, and competing with friends.

THINGS WE LOVE ABOUT THESE THIS PEDOMETER Perhaps not one for the most active amongst us however the Striiv Smart Pedometer is an ideal gadget for those wanting to get into routine exercise, either for the first time our returning. Our impression, aside from the excellent build quality, was that this wonderful little device truly ‘gamifies’ exercise. In a fun and meaningful way it quantifies what level of exercise you take during the day and makes it much more tangible. Lots of apps, games and charts will keep even the least nerdy happy. All that walking, slow or fast, the odd jog to the shops, is measured in a way that you can start to see how you can improve with perhaps the view to taking your regime to the next step.

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Welcome to the new BeamBox Distribution website!

We have just launched our brand new website! The brief of the website was to give our brands and partners a lot more exposure and really show of the products that we are proud to carry and distribute. It’s also a good way to get our customers more involved with the products and also provides a gateway for end consumers to know who is responsible for carrying the brands in the UK!

Good design is all about making other designers feel like idiots because that idea wasn’t theirs.

- FRANK CHIMERO

BeamBox at the Gadget Show Live!

The Gadget Show Live at Earls Court is one the most exciting consumer shows of the year, with lots of headline brands, Christmas shopping and press exposure. For the second year running it was held at Earls Court and BeamBox had the opportunity to represent iHealth at the gadget show.

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