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Included strength

Breathing exercises with a special ball reduce stress and anxiety. Sport has numerous psychological benefits. But being able to train is not a given. Which is why a British Paralympian has teamed up with a sailing world champion and a lawyer to support people with disabilities. Their app contains a custom-made exercise library, with texts, images or a video...

Tailored elevation

Word choice can heighten feelings of belonging. This is particularly important for people from underrepresented groups such as the LGBTIQ+ community. Which is why a London-based startup has developed an app in conjunction with experts from the field of psychotherapy. Its goal: to increase users’ sense of wellbeing by helping them cope with queer-specific issues such as coming out...

Virtual yield

Thanks to a US startup, unused front lawns are feeding the local community. Traditionally, those who want to grow their own vegetables have to plant and tend them themselves. But now an Austrian startup is offering the chance to do everything by app. Using information on ripening season or longevity, virtual gardeners can choose herbs and vegetables that a...

Matching potential

Thanks to innovation, people with disabilities can freshen up in the sea. But when it comes to dating, it’s ‘sink or swim’ out there. Enter two American sisters and their new dating app for people with physical, psychological or nervous issues. Users can enter the details of their disability if they choose, with categories such as ‘blind’, ‘deaf’ and...

Moving motivation

Black and Indigenous women with breast cancer can receive targeted support via app. Meanwhile, a startup from Indiana is helping Black women reduce their stress levels. Because racism and bias in the workplace and beyond can leave emotional scars. A new app contains meditation exercises and relaxing music, but also podcasts and information about breathing techniques. An in-house not-for-profit...

Rewarding commitment

Weak taste buds can be amplified. Meanwhile, a Colorado-based startup is working with companies to support their employees in making dietary choices, lowering health insurance costs. After all, 35% of medical costs are spent treating diet-related issues. Using an app, employees purchase their food and meals from accredited restaurants, businesses and delivery services. Based on previously defined intolerances, preferences...

Connecting position

Restaurants and travel destinations can be filtered according to holidaymakers’ mobility requirements. Some, meanwhile, look for places where they can meet like-minded people. Now, a new app is helping Black travellers connect with the African diaspora globally. And not just that. App users can create a profile with their current location and travel preferences, arrange to meet people or...

Recording dexterity

Cell phones could double as pocket microscopes, while smartphone videos supply information on breathing and pulse rates. Regularly monitoring one’s blood pressure is also important - for everyone. Particularly in remote areas, it can be difficult to get a reliable measurement. Which is why a new clip and app that use a smartphone’s camera could be a winner -...

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