Deepak Chopra, who is an advocate of alternative health has launched Jiyo app for Android and iOS platforms. Jiyo is a health app that uses sensors to access data form users smartphones and fitness devices to provide tips to stay fit.
TechCrunch reports, “Using data from the sensors in your phone and other fitness devices, Jiyo gives you tips for brief tasks that are supposed to improve your well-being, like doing a stretch after a long flight, or meditations and other routines that might improve your sleep if you haven’t been sleeping well.”
Chopra collaborated with co-founder Poonacha Machaiah to create the app, which is being called a personal wellbeing companion rather than a hard-and-fast fitness or health app. Featuring articles, videos and intelligent tips from wellness experts, such as Eddie Stern, co-founder of Ashtanga Yoga New York, Dr Dan Siegel and Dr Mark Human, the app will track the user’s behaviour over the course of the day and offer suggestions that could help them be healthy and fit. Suggestions could range from exercise advice or meditation guidance or just tips to help you improve your relationships. So in a way, it’s also inclusive for social well-being.
Jiyo has signed on partners such as Gallup and Mindbody to not just give you in-app suggestions, but also discounted access to wellness-related classes and activities. “I’ve always had this idea, I don’t know why, but the idea was that if I could reach a billion people and help them personally transform, we would have social transformation,” Deepak Chopra told TechCrunch. The app is free for both iOS and Android.