Sydney-based Briometrix is developing technologies that addresses a total population of one per cent of people who use a wheelchair.
CreativeCubes is a coworking community whose workspaces look to “inspire left brain thinking for the right brainers [and] right brain thinking for everybody”.
Founders have used landing pads to springboard their startups into the US, including KoalaSafe, Event Workforce Group, Indee Labs, Gym Sales & Open Cities.
PredictBGL is an insulin dosage app for people for Type 1 diabetes helping users track their food, exercise and predict changes in blood sugar levels.
AirActive is a fitness activity booking app rewarding users with Velocity Frequent Flyer points with each booking made and offering on and off-peak pricing.
Pummel is a connection app allowing users to connect with personal trainers and fitness experts in their local area directly.
Commpow is an ecommerce platform where a small cut of each purchase will go directly to a school to help them finance resources and facilities.
To decrease the number of broken phones in at least one area of activity, Chapman designed special activewear called PocJox to enable gym enthusiasts to train hands free. PocJox is a compression underwear with two sweat resistant pockets, one to hold your phone and the other to hold your credit card, keys or cash.
When Hong Kong-based entrepreneurs Chris Place and Will Matters left their well paying jobs in design to ‘build a better lunchbox’ many people thought they were crazy.
After advertising for a local manager over the last few months, New York fitness startup ClassPass has finally announced its Australian launch, naming FitSessions cofounder Natasha Prasad as regional general manager for Australia.
From platforms helping users find and book yoga classes to smart devices helping users track and analyse every run they go on, there is no shortage of fitness startups out there. Now a Brisbane startup is launching to help fitness lovers find each other and work out together.
The concept of a smart bike has been around for a few years, with smart tools ranging from a pedal that works as a basic fitness tracker to monitor distance travelled through to expensive e-bikes fitted with control screens and USB ports to help cyclists charge their phones as they ride. A Canadian startup has come up with a tool that sits somewhere in between: the SmartHalo.
It used to be that people looking to get healthy would just adjust their diet somewhat and exercise. Then gyms became fashionable, and with the gym trend came the protein shake. Now a new Australian startup is aiming to do for protein shakes what “Keurig and Nespresso have done for improving coffee consumption.”
“The anthropologist Marcel Mauss once said that the difference between magic and religion is that people actually believe in magic. But wearing a FitBit, it is easy to imagine what it feels like to believe in God. Clipped on my bra strap or tucked into a pocket, my FitBit watches over me. It converts even the most pointless errand into a pilgrimage. The final destination is more steps,” writes Moira Weigel. [Source: The New Inquiry]
The nerd has been one of pop culture’s favourite targets over the last few decades. They’re always drawn as gangly and bespectacled, they’re socially awkward, and they never get the girl until they undergo a dramatic makeover on Beauty and the Geek. Sydney startup PT Essentials wants to set that stereotype aside by finding Australia’s fittest developer.