WASH YOUR HANDS WITH PERFECT TIMING
Apple Watch is adding a handwashing-detection feature, which had actually been in the works pre-COVID-19, but now seems like the perfect time to launch. The watch uses sensor-fusion technology, combining motion sensors—to determine handwashing movement—with the microphone—to listen for the sounds of water and squishing soap. During handwashing, the watch features an animated 20-second countdown so that users can make sure they are properly washing their hands. An Apple spokesperson says, “With the presence of Apple Watch on your body, we feel a responsibility to explore other ways we can help support people with their health and wellness.”
EAT RIGHT WITH A FREE DIETITIAN PROGRAM
As shoppers prepare more meals at home, Stop & Shop has introduced Nutrition Partners, a free online dietitian program. The goal is to connect shoppers with licensed registered dietitians in a virtual nutrition consultation to receive guidance on selecting healthier foods. The individual consultations will “cover topics like weight loss, healthy meal planning and preparing on a budget,” while weekly webinars will focus on subjects such as heart-healthy foods and meal planning for picky eaters. Additional resources will address gluten-free living, better-for-you grocery lists, food allergies and more.
RED CROSS’ SUPER IDEA TO BATTLE BLOOD SHORTAGE
The Red Cross is facing a blood shortage this summer with many blood drives at businesses canceled due to working-from-home options. To help alleviate some of this shortage, the Red Cross has partnered with the Warner Bros. movie Wonder Woman 1984 to drive donations. Donors can download the Red Cross app, answer a few health questions and set an appointment at a nearby Red Cross donation location. By doing so, they’ll be entered for a chance to win movie prop replicas such as Wonder Woman’s golden lasso and gauntlets, and would also get a Wonder Woman 1984 T-shirt . This is a smart move for both brands to attract young fans who tend to support brands that help others.