Apple Partners with Singapore on Health Initiative Using Apple Watch
Apple has today announced its partnership with the government of Singapore on the LumiHealth initiative, which is a personalized program to encourage healthy activity and behaviors using the Apple Watch. The LumiHealth Apple Watch and iPhone apps help users sleep better, move more, and eat well.
Within the LumiHealth app, users travel through worlds with a friendly intergalactic explorer who guides them through tasks that are personalized based on their age, gender, and weight. They include weekly activity goals that can be met through not just walking, but also swimming, yoga, and other activities
“This partnership between Singapore and Apple will enable Singaporeans to lead healthier lives, but equally important, it will contribute valuable insights to improving the health of people all over the world,” said Heng Swee Keat, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister.
“Singapore has one of the world’s leading healthcare systems, and we are thrilled to be partnering with them to incorporate Apple Watch and LumiHealth into their holistic approach to well-being,” said Jeff Williams, Apple’s chief operating officer. “Apple Watch has already helped millions of our customers manage their activity levels to improve their health, and we look forward to applying our expertise here in the same privacy-friendly way that distinguishes all Apple products and services.”
LumiHealth also reminds users to go for health screenings and immunizations, and participate in wellness challenges that aim to improve sleep habits and mindfulness as well as encourage better food choices.
By completing these goals and challenges, users can earn rewards worth up to S$380 over the two-year duration of the program.