CHENNAI: To combat rising stress levels at the workplace, city-based Apollo Hospitals launched a wellness app for corporate professionals. Called Apollo JIYO, the platform tracks everything from sleep patterns to heart rate and monitors stress levels. It was developed with
Deepak Chopra, alternative medicine expert.
Chairman of the Apollo group, Dr Prathap C Reddy said, “When I was trying to bring Apollo to India, I must have made about 60 trips to various departments of Delhi bureaucracy, and the stress gave me hypertension and diabetes. I started feeling better only when I started a course of meditation. Medication alone is not enough for a happy and healthy life. We need to reach into our ancient healing techniques.”
For corporate houses, the platform could reduce HR medical insurance spending and absenteeism, while increasing productivity. Companies also get a group profile at the beginning of the program to check the Health Score Card of their workforce. With experts like yoga guru Eddie Stern on board, whose clients include the likes of Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow, the platform will curate information in the form of articles, videos well-being related tips.
Apollo Life’s MD Upasna Kamineni said a workshop by Deepak Chopra led to the development of the idea. “The app is purely meant for B2B applications and the data can be uploaded to Apollo’s servers on request,” she said.