Category: Technology

Why “big data” needs to be made small

Written by Elise Löwenthal on October 9, 2017
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Wearables, such as smartwatches and fitness trackers, have spread quickly, generating an enormous amount of biometric data for us to interpret. With a plethora of sensors available on the market and personal health data stored in the cloud, you’d think it would be easy for us to take…Read More

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Flashback to the Upgraded Health Networking in Slush

Written by Elise Löwenthal on December 18, 2016

The last day of November brought us a number of impressive health-related events during Slush 2016. For the second time, the Finnish health startup association HealthSPA organised the official health networking in the Engine Room. The goal was not only to discuss investing in health but also to bring together startups, investors,…Read More

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From scientific research to business idea: The Story of Fibion

Written by Elise Löwenthal on November 7, 2016

Implementing research evidence into practice is a very challenging but rewarding  process. This is an inspiring story about a group of researchers, who came up with an unique business idea while working on their scientific research projects. They identified the underestimated problem of excessive sitting in modern life…Read More

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Smart Recovery Solutions

Written by Raisamiina Rimpelä on April 29, 2016

As the Finnish race season approaches, runners all over Finland are deep into training mode. Kilometers, paces, and heart rates are being tracked and logged. Each tempo run is faster and every long run is longer than the last. But what about rest and recovery? How many are…Read More

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Social Connection is a Gateway to Mental and Physical Health – But How Does IT Work Online?

Written by Raisamiina Rimpelä on April 13, 2016

Functional relationships to friends, family and other loved ones are an important source of mental resilience and wellbeing, as well as physical health. According to research, loneliness and isolation are a connected to increased mortality rates, thereby constituting a severe health risk factor. In terms of mental health, research…Read More

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