Employee wellness tech: Parenting app, expanded COVID testing and more

A roundup for the week of March 21-25, 2022, of technologies focused on monitoring and improving employee health and well-being.

By Kacey Larsen      
Employee wellness tech: Parenting app, expanded COVID testing and more

Talkspace introduces a new parenting app, Lasting Parenting Guide. Accessible through the Apple App or Google Play stores, the app offers parents and caregivers self-guided digital sessions. Weekly live classes with a licensed therapist and mental health prompts are also available through the app. The Lasting Parenting Guide app is available for a monthly subscription, starting at $29.99 a month.

              Wealth, a digital estate planning platform, will offer services to human resource teams and organizations that are seeking additional financial wellness benefits for employees. The platform emphasizes education while helping users create, manage and visualize their estate plans.

              Cue Health Inc. partners with Albertsons Companies to offer access to Cue’s molecular COVID-19 tests at participating Albertsons Cos. pharmacies across the U.S. Pharmacy personnel will provide the service, and customers will receive an email with test results in 20 minutes. Cue’s molecular COVID-19 test meets current testing entry requirements in many countries for those needing to test before traveling.

              A partnership between US Wellness and Reperio Health provides access to an at-home biometric screening solution that can measure body mass index, cholesterol, blood pressure and more. Available to US Wellness clients, the testing kit can offer early insights into health changes and gauge risk for preventable chronic conditions. The home health-testing kit and accompanying app aim to be accessible health maintenance tools.

              Flexible workspace provider Industrious launches a mobile app that allows users to book meeting rooms and desks as well as learn more about upcoming events at any of its locations. Those reserving a meeting room can filter based on specific needs, such as timing, number of seats, technology and more. Individual memberships are available, as well as private office spaces for small or large teams.  

              Apollo Neuro announces it secured additional funding to advance its Apollo wearable intended to improve a body’s resilience to stress. Worn on either the wrist or ankle, the Apollo device delivers silent, soothing vibrations that the company says train a user’s nervous system to bounce back from stress more quickly. The wearable is available for purchase in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand and can pair with a mobile app for tracking throughout the day.