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Mission Control

Sticking with resolutions can be tough. Like giving up smoking. A French startup, for example, is offering support. Their app is based on cognitive and behavioral therapies, and uses games and positive reinforcement to help individuals achieve their aims. Targets are set and monitored step by step, while users can track money and time saved or a visual representation...

Rewarding adjustment

For some, the new year will bring a new job or perhaps a new flat. Others, meanwhile, will be thinking about making lifestyle changes. With their app, this startup from Hamburg is rewarding those who want to live more sustainably. A questionnaire helps users calculate their unique CO2 footprint. The app then provides playful tips on how it can...

On the right track

Paris is known as the city of love and luxury, but its reputation needn’t be restricted to stationary pursuits. A startup from France is building a set of trains that offer the elevated comfort of a boutique hotel. All compartments are private with high quality beds and ensuite facilities. Guests are spoiled with seasonal, handpicked culinary products, available through...

Encouraging challenge

The pleasure we take in achieving our aims can be contagious. This startup from Poland, for instance, is offering an incentive to those who want to effect change in real life. Instead of focusing on ‘likes’, their app aims to foster personal growth and promote eco-friendly living. First, users choose concrete interests. ‘Challenges’ set by creative minds in the...

Natural savings

Laughing reduces stress. A walk in the forest, meanwhile, is good for our mood. A report by the British agency, Forest Research, confirms that spending 30 minutes a week among trees has a noticeable effect on our wellbeing. Immune systems are strengthened, and mental health improved (heard about this blood test?) Over 200 million euro have been saved in...

Understanding on demand

Communication is vitally important. Particularly in times when physical contact is limited. Support for deaf people might be coming soon thanks to a product designer from Dubai. Her intelligent bracelet converts language into text that can be read on the integrated display. A touch of a button, and the device scans the immediate environment to confirm the number of...

Instantaneous assistance

There’s already a guide for detecting breast cancer early. In medical emergencies, being able to access information quickly can be the difference between life and death. When a student from Mannheim found a first-aid information leaflet in the depths of his wallet, he designed an app to help guide people through emergency situations. His list of 18 emergencies includes...

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