Weekly 'Pulse' Issue 11

Our weekly round-up of thought-starters, opportunities & ideas...

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Just in Time

In Sweden, an online platform Pendelpoddar is rethinking how we deliver content recommendations with a browsing engine that allows users to choose from perfectly timed podcast options - matched by length to their own daily commute.

Read more at: https://goo.gl/HxCEl0

How could we tailor news and entertainment platforms to better suit the context in which they are being consumed?

The Virtual Classroom

L'Oréal has turned to Virtual Reality to scale professional in-situ training under their salon haircare brand Matrix. With the new VR modules, Matrix affiliated stylists around the globe are able to pop on a headset and put themselves into the shoes of the trainer - observing new techniques from the perfect angle within a life-like virtual salon.

Read more at: https://goo.gl/z5zM7X

How can harness virtual technology to bridge the gap between physical and remote learning experiences?

Keeping a (Digital) Eye on your Health

German start-up One X is using biometric technology to bringing a new type of transparency to the world of health & lifestyle tracking.

Designed to fit into everyday life, their OneX Sensor uses scanning technology to measure the carotenoid (antioxidant) levels in your skin and delivers real-time insights into key health metrics, helping you understand the impact of daily nutrition & lifestyle decisions like what you eat, how long you sleep or how much sun you see.

Read more at: https://goo.gl/ZO4xzV & https://goo.gl/MAh997

How could new technologies make it easier for people to understand the impact of their daily lifestyle decisions?