“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
Every year more advancements are made in technology: phones, laptops and computer hardware are constantly evolving. However sometimes these advancements have little effect on our lives, companies such as Apple, Google and Samsung pushed for technology to play a bigger role in individuals day to day lives. The release of health apps and activity trackers was the great pioneering leap forward, yet consumer fear over the intrusive nature of smart devices lead to people seeking a more intimate alternative to manage their health. Thriva is offering that alternative.
Thriva is an organisation with one principal goal, to help people manage their health better. Driven by the belief that the way we manage our personal health is broken, they strive to put our wellbeing back into our hands. Working closely with General Practitioners (GP) and medical professionals, they seek to provide the most accurate information as possible using proven and advanced medical technology.
After providing a small amount of information you’ll be able to order your Health Kit (£49), order your kit before 3.00pm and you will receive it the next day. Each health kit comes with a lancet to prick your finger for a blood sample, a collection tube for your sample and a prepaid envelope. Thriva’s system provides an in-depth look into your health, skipping queues and wait times, giving you access to your report within three days of them receiving your sample. The detailed report will then be accessible to you when needed.
The test is designed to look at three aspects of your health: cholesterol, liver function and kidney function. The central focus of the test is to provide clear and detailed information to clients about your current health status, the test looks at key areas of the body which are often the hardest and yet the simplest to care for in our everyday lives. On the Thriva site there is a short outline of the problems that can effect these three vital areas of the body, the outlines contain a list of areas the test will be assessing and a description of each area looking at their importance in relation to our health.
One of the key testaments of technological and scientific advancement is the improvement of the human race. While we often forget how fragile our bodies can be, advancements in medical science are pushing life expectancy to the limit. Thriva wants to support individuals in taking care of themselves, instead of depending on others to care for us. Their belief that personal health management is broken lays at the centre of what they are trying to achieve… Better health and better lives for everyone.