Singapore to launch an application that pays users for exercising.
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On Tuesday, the government of Singapore in partnership with Apple, announced that it will launch a health initiative programme to promote a healthy lifestyle. The programme referred to as LumiHealth, can be used only on Apple watches. Individuals can use this application to carry out a set of goals, with the aim to lead a healthy lifestyle. The application can reward the users hundreds of dollars. The two-year programme will be available from October on Apple store.
The application will encourage users to go for immunization programmes, health check-ups, swimming and yoga. By doing all the goals set out by the application, the user can earn up to $280. The Chief Operating Officer of Apple, Jeff Williams said that’ Singapore has one of the World’s leading healthcare systems, and we are thrilled to be partnering with them.’
Singapore’s deputy Prime Minister, Heng Swee Keat said ‘Even as all of us around the world are dealing with the challenges of COVID-19, we must keep investing in our future. And there is no better investment than in our own personal health.’ The partnership between the government of Singapore and Apple, will enable the people of Singapore to lead a healthy lifestyle according to the deputy PM, Heng Swee Keat.
Singapore is a country known for its use of technology to solve public problems. It was the first country to use a contact tracing app to to reduce the spread of the virus. This summer, the government of Singapore utilized a ‘robot dog’ to patrol parks to check that social distancing measures are enforced.