Cellule—a UK design studio—has worked alongside medical researcher teams at Maastricht University and King's College London to deliver a multi-functional heartbeat app, called Echoes. The platform was originally developed to "test the possibilities of tracking heart conditions via smartphones," but the developers have also caught a glimpse of the service's potential beyond its medical function. Users can also utilize the heartbeat app to foster a deeper connection with their bodies, as well as "contemplate [their] hearts' unique rhythms." In an age where mental health and situationality are reigning supreme, this latter use of the heartbeat app is sure to capture the attention of a whole new demographic. As such, Echoes carries "a deliberately non-medical aesthetic."
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Cellule Collaborated with Research to Produce the Echoes App
1. Multi-functional Health Apps - Expanding beyond traditional medical functions to include wellness and mindfulness features.
2. Smartphone-based Health Monitoring - Leveraging the capabilities of smartphones to track and manage health conditions.
3. Technology-enabled Emotional Wellness - Integrating technology with mental and emotional wellness to promote more holistic healthcare solutions.
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3. Wellness - Developing comprehensive offerings that integrate physical, mental, and emotional wellness solutions to support individuals and improve overall well-being.