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Activ8rlives BuddyBand2 Bluetooth Smart

Activ8rlives has launched its new, fully waterproof activity tracker BuddyBand2TM. It comes with 3 interchangeable wristbands (black, blue and pink) and an accessory to attach to a belt or pocket for those who cannot wear anything on their wrists.

This latest addition to the Activ8rlives suite of self-monitoring health devices, is a ruggedized sealed wearable waterproof to 2 metres, with upgradable firmware, built-in notifications for calls, texts, social media when paired with a Smartphone, sleep tracking, inactivity alert, and with data uploaded by Bluetooth Smart (4.0).

The Activ8rlives BuddyBand2 tracks your physical activity and energy expenditure in calories, the Total Distance you have walked, swum or run and the Total Active Minutes during each day, which are especially useful as part of an exercise schedule, overall health and wellbeing or as part of a weight management programme.

The medical emphasis of Activ8rlives also begins to connect with its consumer-focused wearables. Custom Trackers focused on personal health and wellbeing can be created by the wearer online. Custom Trackers can keep count of health events throughout the day with a simple double tap of the BuddyBand2. This keeps score of anything the wearer creates, such as: medication taken, blood sugar recordings, positive decisions undertaken, cravings experienced, mood swings, hugs received, smiles given or almost anything they may wish to discover more about, as they explore what drives their behaviour.

The detailed Sleep Analysis gives a minute-by-minute recording of movement, translated into deep sleep, disturbed sleep, and time awake and gives a measure of quality of sleep. Research evidence indicates that the length of an individual's sleep appears to influence their participation level in exercise the next day – good sleep equates to good participation in being active the next day [1].

The Activ8rlives BuddyBand2 incorporates a host of user-selectable Notifications, which include alerts for: Text, Email, Voice, Calendar Events, Social Media, and Incoming Phone call.

An Inactivity Alarm alerts you of periods of inactivity with a discrete vibration, reminding you to get up and get moving after you have reached the number of minutes of inactivity you have set yourself. Research suggests there are benefits of getting up and moving after an hour of sitting.

Three programmable Alarms can be set to remind you of other routine events during your day.

The Activ8rlives BuddyBand2 does a lot more than just count your steps and tell the time —it helps you understand how your activity changes throughout the week, month and over greater lengths of time. By incorporating the power of the Activ8rlives BuddyBand2, the Activ8rlives Health Monitoring and Food Diary App and the free Activ8rlives online account, you can continue to set yourself goals, receive achievement medals, form groups, send and post messages to your group members, utilise the online virtual World-Walk AdventuresTM and more.

Activ8rlives is the ideal value-for-money solution to track your health parameters for free for life. Your health tracking all in one place and now Apple Health-compatible (HealthKit) for iOS 8 Smartphones.
The launch of BuddyBand2 coincides with publication of research recommending at least 25 minutes of brisk walking each day to keep cardiovascular and weight-related disease at bay for up to seven years [2]. Other research also highlights the beneficial effects of habitual activity to reduce the symptoms of respiratory disease (pulmonary maintenance) [3], and reduce the risk of some cancers [4] and reduce severity of depression [5].

“Being active every day has significant health benefits for everyone and it is never too late to begin” commented Kevin Auton, Managing Director of Aseptika.
“With this latest addition to our growing range of health monitors to support health self-management, we bring the integration of self-care using wearables closer. Many of the functions being rolled-out on the BuddyBand2 will also appear in our future medical device, the BuddyWOTCHTM”.

Summary of features for the Activ8rlives BuddyBand2TM:

• Accurately calculates steps, distance and active time using the 3–axis accelerometer;
• Waterproof to 2m and robust to withstand use in demanding physical activities;
• Programmable Sleep Tracker and Quality of Sleep;
• Large bright easy-to-read digital display with a 24-hour clock. Can be read in bright sunlight;
• 3-interchangeable wristbands (Blue, Black and Pink) and Belt clip accessory (Black);
• Bluetooth Smart uploads data to Activ8rlives Health App on iOS 8.1/select Android 4.4 or above Smartphone and Tablets;
• Multiple notifications: alarms, inactivity, messages, text, email and more;
• Apple Health compatible for iOS 8 smartphones, easy set-up via the Activ8rlives App;
• Upgradeable firmware so that you can receive device updates and new features as they are introduced;
• Calculates energy expenditure in calories, based on stride length, weight and height;
• Extended 4-7 days battery life (based on typical usage) with 120 minute charge time;
• Fully complies with EU privacy laws and EU-based secure servers;
• Learn from visualisation of combined weight, activity and Food Diary; and
• Work in groups for added motivation. No subscription fees - FREE account for life!


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Notes:

[1] Kelly Glazer Baron, et al., Exercise to improve sleep in insomnia: exploration of the bidirectional effects. J Clin Sleep Med. 2013 Aug 15; 9(8):819-24.
[2] http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/11833720/25-minu... accessed on 06/09/15.
[3] COPD Commissioning Toolkit: A Resource for Commissioners. Medical Directorate, NHS England (August 2012).
[4] "Physical activity promotion in socially disadvantaged groups: Principles for action". World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Europe. http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0006/193092/P...
Accessed on 06/09/15.
[5] http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00223980.2011.609... Accessed on 01/07/15.


Caption: The Activ8rlives BuddyBand2 Bluetooth Smart waterproof and rugged wearable activity and sleep tracker, with multiple notification and alert functions.

About Aseptika Limited (Activ8rlives):

Aseptika Limited is a healthcare company developing and marketing an integrated suite of self-monitoring devices and services under the Activ8rlives brand. We are developing integrated systems which can be used by consumers and their healthcare service providers to better self-manage long-term health conditions (LTHC) through self-monitoring.

The Company’s goal is to provide everyone with tools (and the understanding of how to apply them) so that most of us can keep healthy and well for most of the time. Self-management through self-monitoring is the motivation driving what we do.

Activ8rlives is unusual in that we are device agnostic, incorporating sensors and monitors ranging from consumer accessories to in vitro diagnostics (IVDs) with a focus on respiratory disease. All data is held together and can be cross analysed in the Cloud to provide forecasts and learning for the user and clinician.

The Company gained the UK patent in 2013 protecting the invention of a test for biomarkers of Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) in the sputum of patients, which can be used to detect the on-set of an exacerbation and profile the efficacy of antibiotic treatment for each patient.

Aseptika won first place in a competition earlier in 2014 to reward the most “Promising eHealth EU SME” eHealth solution 2014 developed by an early-stage European SME. The 2014 Competition was organized by TICBioMed and had the endorsement of the Health and Wellbeing Unit of DG CONNECT of the European Commission. The judges commended Aseptika for the integrated approach it was taking in the support of patients with long-term respiratory disease, providing the platform to self-manage their illness through self-monitoring. Central to the Company’s “hospital-at-home” concept, is a test in which the patient measures the level of virulence of the bacteria living in their lungs which from time to time, flare into a full and repeated chest infections.

Aseptika was a shortlisted finalist for the Cambridge News Top Innovations 2014 and AXA PPP Health Tech & You Awards. Winner of the Discovery Start-up 2014 Competition run by Cambridge Wireless and Winner of the Hunts Post Huntingdonshire Business Innovation Awards 2014. Named on Global Digital Health 100 Award list, reflecting the importance of mobile and digital solutions.

Wearable Technology Awards 2015 Aseptika was shortlisted in three categories: Best Innovation, Overall Wearable Winner and was placed third in the Best Medical Device category.
Aseptika was granted a patent in the United States and New Zealand protecting its invention for a test for respiratory infections early in 2015.

Aseptika has been short-listed as one of twenty semi-finalists for the Cisco British Innovation Gateway (BIG) Awards, selected from over 150 entries from across the UK.

For more information on Aseptika Ltd, Activ8rlives and products, please visit: www.Activ8rlives.com

Activ8rlives, Activ8rlives.com, BuddyWOTCH and EyKos are trademarks of Aseptika Ltd.

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For press information, please contact:
Jessica Auton, Marketing Director
jessica.auton@aseptika.com
Direct +44 (0)1480 352 821
Mobile +44 (0)7455 922 122

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