Remote health monitoring is not an entirely new concept. For years, the technology to monitor vital information such as heart rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels have been available. With the current wave of mental health issues across the world, recording and processing heart rate variability (HRV) data has been shown as a viable method for gauging and managing stress levels.
Momentum Multiply is utilising this technology to provide its members with scientifically proven stress monitoring technology with its Stress Score offering. This app-based digital solution allows Momentum Multiply members to screen and monitor their daily stress levels using the technology available on their smartphones.
By starting a Stress Score scan, members provide several data points used to determine their stress level. Momentum Multiply is then able to provide them with tips on how to improve their score. They can monitor their stress levels as frequently as they choose.
According to Johan Kleu, Executive Head: Momentum Multiply at Momentum Metropolitan Holdings, “Mental wellbeing is currently very topical with many people feeling isolated while working very long hours. We believe that awareness of a person’s stress levels is a good starting point to improved mental wellbeing. Raising awareness and giving members tips on how to manage stress will make a positive difference in their lives.”
Multiply developed this offering in partnership with Amsterdam-based health technology company, Happitech. The company’s sophisticated and accurate HRV monitoring solution has been developed by a team of aerospace, communication, and computer vision engineers. It is the first, and currently the only, medically certified smartphone HRV measurement tool on the market.
Yosef Safi Harb, CEO and founder of Happitech says, “Happitech is delighted to be working with Momentum Multiply to help deliver innovative monitoring solutions such as the stress monitoring feature on the Momentum Multiply app. Since we provide the first, and currently the only, medically certified smartphone heart rate variability (HRV) measurement tool, Momentum Multiply can quickly and easily create awareness around the everyday stress levels of its members. We look forward to hearing how these personalised insights can help improve stress scores over time.”
Using the Happitech software development kit, partners like Momentum Multiply have been able to adapt the remote monitoring technology for scenarios ranging from large-scale population health studies to the daily remote monitoring of patients with chronic or serious conditions. Working with Happitech, Momentum Multiply leveraged off the technology’s capabilities and scientific research to introduce a solution that met members’ needs.
In Momentum Multiply’s case, Kleu says the Stress Score is not meant to be used for diagnostic purposes and in that context, should not be used to replace medical doctor visits.
“The Stress Score is a screening tool. For us, making medical grade certified technology available to members is a good step to enable them to self-screen more accurately. We hope that this prompts our members to seek advice from a mental healthcare professional and improve their overall wellbeing.”