PHE announces winning apps to improve health and wellbeing

Public Health England (PHE) has unveiled the three winners of the PHE Health X initiative, the first competition of its kind that will bring inspirational technology to the public.

Nearly 150 entries were submitted before shortlisted applicants were asked to demonstrate their products to a Health X judging panel at a finalists’ event in London on 11 August 2014.

The competition aims to transform the way the nation uses technology to monitor and improve their health, by making motivational health apps widely available for free.

The winning apps are:

Fee fi fo fit – An intervention product to promote positive changes in young people using a gameified reward system.

Foodswitch – A smartphone app which provides consumers with nutritional information to help consumers make healthier choices when shopping.

Youniverse – A 28-day exercise and diet planner, which generates daily meal plans, shopping lists and exercise ideas.

Each will be provided with a springboard to launch their digital product to consumers. A unique benefits package will be tailored for each winner and will include significant promotional support through PHE’s existing campaigns, presence on the NHS Choices website and help with product development.

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