Blog - Healthcare

  • 11/9/16 6:00 am PST
    Nirdesh Karnawat
    Nirdesh Karnawat, Director Finance, South Asia & Sub-Saharan Africa
    It isn't an accident that Michael Phelps has won more Olympic medals than any other athlete. He may be a freakishly talented swimmer, but that is not the only reason for all the GOLDS he's won. Or, on the other hand, why Usain Bolt (Lightning Bolt) is the unprecedented champion of the 100m, 200m and 4X100m relay. It is their everyday pursuit of excellence that helps them achieve long term success. In Michael Phelps' own words, “We were not chasing medals; medals were just the tangible rewardsmore...
  • 10/14/15 8:45 am PDT
    Mark Alders, VP, Total Rewards
    Last fall, we took a dose of our own medicine. To get employees excited about being healthy and demonstrate its benefits, four teams of employees from across our company took part in a friendly contest called Mission Possible Wellness Challenge. Their mission? To get fit and enjoy doing it. Over three months, teams competed to outdo each other in a variety of metrics, including physical activity, steps taken, calories burned and sleep efficiency.more...
  • 9/2/15 3:30 pm PDT
    Today’s wearable devices help you monitor everything from sleep to calorie intake to daily steps. How can technology provide a data-driven view of health?more...
  • 8/6/15 8:04 am PDT
    Just as our gadgets and apps are making it easier for us to communicate with each other, they also are making it easier to talk to our homes, vehicles, the products we buy – and the brands who produce them. And that’s a good thing. Specifically, this interconnectedness is creating the opportunity for consumers to engage in a new kind of conversation with brands that could result in more transparent commerce.more...
  • 7/16/15 8:19 am PDT
    Deepak Prakash, Global Director of Marketing, Digital Health
    When it comes to healthcare, physiological signs such as heart rate (or pulse), core body temperature, blood pressure, etc., have always been the key vital signs. However, when it comes to the management of chronic diseases, and recovery from many ailments, physical activity is always emphasized. How many times have you heard from your physician that it is good to be physically active? So, why shouldn’t physical activity be viewed as one of the “vital signs”?more...
  • 2/17/15 9:02 am PST
    Deepak Prakash, Global Director of Marketing for Digital Health
    I couldn’t help but recall this popular expression as I was reading a report on wearable technologies from PwC’s Health Research Institute titled “Health Wearables: Early Days”(1). As a product category, wearables have skyrocketed in prominence, which has helped create some gaudy expectations for what they can do. In roaming the hall at the recently concluded CES 2015 (Las Vegas, NV), it was exciting to see all manners of products entering the marketplace in rapid succession – from glasses tomore...
  • 11/14/14 10:03 am PST
    Deepak Prakash, Global Director of Marketing for Digital Health
    The Metria IH1 Lifestyle Assessment System* was developed with health and wellness in mind. For those users who are modifying their lifestyles to achieve their health goals (for example: losing weight, improving their sleep efficiency, etc.), the Metria IH1 may provide helpful insights into his or her daily lifestyle, including daily activity levels, calorie expenditure and sleep. However, we have discovered that the metrics from Metria IH1 may be useful in other circumstances as well, as themore...
  • 9/29/14 1:35 pm PDT
    Deepak Prakash, Global Director of Marketing for Digital Health
    At the end of my first blog post, I mentioned that I would discuss some general guidelines on getting your wellness journey started. In order to make it easier to read, the information will be split over a couple of blog posts.But before I delve into the information, it is always important to remember the following:a. It is recommended that the you consult a physician or a licensed professional before embarking on a health and wellness program and,more...
  • 8/5/14 11:26 am PDT
    Birgitta Van den Driessche, Global Product Manager, Personal Care
    In the U.S. and Europe, virtually every baby is diapered, and the diapers tend to be premium tier, with a T-shape, soft nonwoven backsheet, state-of-the-art hook closure and elastic sides.In the emerging markets of China and Brazil, diaper usage rates are lower, and a large portion tend to be lower-cost value tier diapers, with an hourglass shape. Some include a nonwoven backsheet in combination with a hook and loop closure. Others still employ a plastic backsheet with a traditional adhesivemore...
  • 7/8/14 2:16 pm PDT
    Deepak Prakash, Global Director of Marketing for Digital Health
    It is well established that being active, irrespective of one’s age, brings general health and wellness benefits to the individual. The type, duration, intensity of activity varies from person to person and is dependent on various factors such as age, physical condition, comfort level etc. A variety of digital tools – from apps to activity tracking devices have recently hit the market place to help provide insights into a person’s activity.more...