Application

Guardian Angel (GA) aims at becoming the preferred mobile health (mHealth) coach app for workplace health-promotion (WHP) programmes by providing personalised advice to working adults that will enhance their wellbeing, self-care, chronic disease and stress management, quality of life and productivity. Usually, workplace health-promotion (WHP) programmes provide access to exercise facilities, healthy food choices at the workplace, biometric screenings and group seminars on self-care. However, COVID-19 has accelerated the replacement of traditional working environments with virtual ones urging companies to invest more in mHealth initiatives. GA app will be designed and developed by eHipp LTD in collaboration with Cocoon Creations.

Currently, eHipp medical services have being partnered with Bank of Cyprus in a 3-year collaboration plan, for the implementation of the Physical and Mental Health pillars of the Bank’s Well at Work programme. eHipp is offering a range of services to Bank of Cyprus’ (BOC) employees, including a prototype Guardian Angel mobile health application which is currently on pilot phase and is being validated by BoC workforce.

In the near future, business’ clients will able to download a user-friendly app on their mobile phone or tablet. The GA app will gather data: a) directly through a smart chatbot, also known as conversational agent that will send friendly questions or remarks to the user via notifications; and b) indirectly from the users’ device sensors and other connected devices like Google Fit. Based on extensive research the GA team has developed a questionnaire, named Healthometer, which assesses each user’s clinical, psychological, cognitive, social, physical, and nutritional health. Collected data will be used by dynamic machine-learning (AI) models for sentiment analysis and automated data analysis.

VISION:

Increase productivity, company profitability and performance and decrease presenteeism and absenteeism, by providing personalised interventions for better corporate and personal wellbeing.

MISSION:

Become the preferred mHealth app for WHP programmes internationally, by improving wellbeing, self-care, occupational culture, and corporate profitability.

PHILOSOPHY:

Mind and body are inseparable. At Guardian Angel we conceptualize what it means to be a healthy person from a holistic perspective. Our interventions reflect the emphasis that we place on all aspects of human health.

We offer our Healthometer as a convenient, easily accessible tool that each individual can use to assess his/her own overall physical and psychological health, and then suggest individualized intervention strategies. Our diverse team of highly qualified professionals views each person with compassion and empathy. We have designed our application very much in that spirit, believing that all persons want to live meaningful lives and can overcome many of the challenges they face. As healthcare professionals, we adjust our approach to our clients’ specific needs and circumstances. In each instance we ask ourselves, “What is the best thing that we can do for our client?” That question serves as the guiding principle of our interactive application and reflects our person-centered orientation.

Lifestyle interventions are pivotal in reducing the risk of chronic diseases, which pose a significant economic burden on healthcare systems, utilising 10 to 20% of the GDP of western countries. At least 80% of cardiovascular disease, stroke and type II diabetes and over 40% of cancer incidents would be prevented if known risk factors were eliminated, such as unhealthy diet, smoking, sedentary lifestyle and stress.

In addition, the GA corporate health-promotion programme will be customised for each potential corporate client to boost the wellbeing and self-care of their employees, encourage organisational compassion and improve overall the corporate culture.