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MPIC launches healthcare wearables

Ehda M. Dagooc - The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines — Conglomerate Metro Pacific Investment Corporation (MPIC) announced its formal entry into the lucrative health and wellness sector in the Philippines, expanding its holistic offering through its healthcare arm mWell.

From providing clinical healthcare services online, mWell is now embarking on wellness wearable devices, a move that kicks off the company’s grand plan to capitalize on holistic health and wellness offerings across the country.

“mWell’s mission is to demolish the barriers preventing our countrymen in remote areas from receiving quality healthcare. Our platform is sustainable, future-proof, and fully integrated—allowing us to bring healthcare closer to all Filipinos,” said MPIC chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) Manuel V. Pangilinan during the official launching of mWell’s new innovative offerings dubbed “mWell Unboxed” on May 20, 2024.

The “mWell Unboxed” marked the newest milestone in mWell’s history as it goes beyond telemedicine and strengthens its commitment to holistic health. The gathering witnessed the launch of the Mind Health Score feature, new generation mWell Watches, which are fully loaded with health features at a budget-friendly price, and the light yet powerful mWell Rings.

“Unboxing our latest features and products is a testament to how we can fulfill our purpose: to make health and wellness accessible, available, and affordable to anyone, anytime, anywhere. With help from our community, government, technology, and enterprise partners, we will deliver innovative healthcare solutions that will usher in the future of health and wellness. Because we believe that healthy people enable a healthy economy, a healthy planet and a healthy tomorrow for our children” said mWell CEO and President and MPIC Chief Finance, Risk, and Sustainability Officer Chaye Cabal- Revilla.

In 2022, mWell has played an important role in facilitating online doctor consultation for residents in remote island communities, indigenous populations, and even Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs).

Recognizing that good health means increased productivity and business success, mWell offers complete wellness solutions, especially for members of the workforce. However, beyond physical health, mental well-being plays a crucial role in overall performance and happiness.

Through mWell’s Mind Health Score feature, app users now have a digital ally for a healthier mind.

The Mind Health Score is a personal compass for a self-guided journey toward enhancing emotional, social, and cognitive well-being. It provides insights into one’s state of mind, helps boost self-awareness, fosters empowerment, hope, and positivity through evidence-based techniques.

Using this latest feature, mWell app users will learn more about ways to relax, reduce stress, and improve overall emotional balance. Prompts will guide them as they practice thankfulness to regulate stress and mood difficulties. This feature helps evaluate thoughts, emotions, decisions, and goals with full awareness and understanding of triggers to help reduce distress.

The Mind Health Score also features a playlist with guided meditations for stress relief, relaxation, and better sleep. It provides tools for app users to track their progress as they build resilience and emotional well-being.

mWell Watch

Democratizing health and wellness, mWell introduced the new generation mWell watches.

Each one is packed with features that let users track workouts, other physical activities, and overall wellness—at an affordable price! This includes over 100 exercise modes, heart rate, and blood oxygen. Paired with the mWell app, it allows app users to view daily mWellness Score based on exercise, light activity, sedentary time, and step count. Doing so helps lessen the risk of chronic disease. The mWell watch helps keep the family healthy as if offers a range of designs for playful kids, busy moms, and active dads.

mWell Ring

Paired with the mWell app, the mWell sleek and stylish mWell Ring is designed to help monitor important health metrics, including Heart Rate, Heart Rate Variability, Resting Heart Rate, and Average Oxygen Saturation. More importantly, the mWell Ring unlocks insights into the quantity and quality of sleep every single night.

A good night’s sleep restores the body, improves brain performance, helps heart health, supports weight management, keeps the immune system strong, and helps slow down signs of aging. Knowing your sleep count and quality helps you be more mindful of your sleep habits.

Using the mWell Ring paired with the mWell app, one will be able to view Total sleep report, Light sleep, Deep sleep, Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep -- all in one tracker. It is built with Titanium and comes with a 7-day battery life. It is designed to make it easier to say “I do” to holistic health.

mWell is the health technology platform developed by Metro Pacific Health Tech Corporation that offers telemedicine, health and wellness programs, e-commerce, among others, in an integrated, tech-based healthcare digital ecosystem.

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