As Singapore continues to raise public awareness of diabetes and hypertension, a local health tech startup has decided to chip in by installing self-monitoring health screening kiosks in offices across Singapore.
Since March this year, Smartfuture has already installed 26 of their MEDCHECK kiosks and they are not looking to stop until they have successfully deployed 5,000 of them by the end of 2019. Also, the start-up wants to get at least 300,000 users to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Sumit Khemani, Chief Executive Officer of Smartfuture said:
“Number of cases of diabetes, hypertension, obesity, and mental health cases is on the rise and there is a strong correlation to unhealthy diet and sedentary lifestyle at the workplace. Through regular checks of vitals, teleconsultation with wellness providers, and increased awareness and motivation, employees will build long-term and sustainable habits to live a healthy lifestyle. And the effects of healthy, fitter and motivated employees will provide business benefits to the company as well.”
The kiosks are able to measure key health metrics such as blood pressure, blood glucose, BMI, SpO2 and ECG. They will also receive a personalised diet and fitness recommendations via the kiosk or the associated mobile app.
For users who are looking to change their lifestyle, they can even tele-consult a fitness professional, nutritionist, or call a wellness provider to their office or home for a one-to-one session.
Through the dashboard feature in the app, employers will be able to have an overview of the health metrics of their workforce.
Current adopters of the Smartfuture’s service include Paypal, Samsung, and AT Kearney.