Smart cities Internet of Wellbeing platform unveiled

The smart cities platform will take an integrated approach to connect city residents to information and events that improve wellbeing and promote a higher quality of life

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Aspen-specific dashboards have been created to connect to the community

A Jiyo Wellbeing Index will track citizen wellbeing and engagement

The goal is to create a critical mass of global wellbeing

Wellness focused mobile app business Jiyo has extended its offering with the addition of a smart cities Internet of Wellbeing platform.

 

Jiyo, launched in the summer of 2016, is the brainchild of Deepak Chopra, considered to be a leading figure in the alternative health movement. The new platform has been introduced in an inaugural partnership with Aspen City of Wellbeing, a non-profit organisation devoted to measuring, prioritising, and improving the wellbeing of Aspen residents.

 

According to the company, its localised smart cities platform will take an “integrated approach” to the use of digital technologies to connect city residents to information and events that improve health and wellbeing, as well as provide enhanced insights, analytics and support to cities to help them promote a higher quality of life among their citizens.

 

“It is our heartfelt intention to improve wellbeing in Aspen, the Roaring Fork Valley, [and] beyond. We know what gets measured gets managed, and we have to prove to some extent what we already know,” said Gina Murdock, founder of Aspen City of Wellbeing

 

“Exercise, meditation, breathing, healthy eating and emotions, community and purposeful work all contribute to wellbeing. Partnering with Jiyo helps us connect and engage and truly be the change we wish to see,” she continued. “I’ve never found a platform with more high-quality, accessible information that can change people’s lives. We created our own Aspen specific dashboard to connect to our community, to measure where we’re at and to collectively focus on what matters most.”

 

Jiyo’s claims its new platform will provide cities with the following benefits:

  • Dynamic citizen engagement via contextual health and wellbeing behaviors
  • Secure portal and community with personalized content and integration with existing city infrastructure including community events and a local wellness calendar
  • Jiyo Wellbeing Index to track citizen wellbeing and engagement
  • Integration with industry standard assessment tools and questionnaires with the platform, as well as with Jiyo’s own health and wellbeing risk assessment tool
  • Real-time dashboard to provide the city with citizen engagement insights and analytics.

 

“Our goal is to create a critical mass of global wellbeing so we can move towards a more peaceful, just, sustainable, healthy, and joyful world. Jiyo’s partnership with Aspen City of Wellbeing gives us the opportunity to create metrics that will impact how we develop wellbeing communities worldwide,” added Dr Chopra.

 

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