App (and Device) to Keep You Healthy


Plenty of iPhone apps exist to help you stay healthy. You have food tracking, exercise tracking, heart rate monitoring. The list goes on and on. We can’t seem to get enough apps to help us live healthy lives. One more to add to your list for later this year is Lapka Personal Environment Monitor. Lapka consists of 4 small devices that connect to your iPhone. Once the Lapka app is downloaded, attach a device and measure:

  • Organicity of food and water: Includes a probe to look for significant nitrates, caused by residue of synthetic fertilizer, indication of a non organic source.
  • Humidity: Temperature and relative humidity to exist in the optimum climate.
  • Radiation: Each particle is counted to help you understand how it may impact you.
  • EMF/Electromagnetic field: Electronics, telecommunication devices and power lines can create adverse effects.

Lapka is more than just a measuring device however. It analyzes data received with both your personal history and with average target values of each environment. You can also collect snapshots of your data through the day to create your own comfort diary. Then Lapka literally helps you optimize your surroundings to live a better healthier life.

After a very successful Kickstarter campaign (raising over $170,000 on an ask of $25,000) Lapka is in production. They anticipate a late 2012 launch with a $220 price point. Sign up for email updates at to stay in the loop.

Think about it. Food tracking apps are good, but you pretty much know that eating the French Fries is not good for you. And apps can check some of your vitals, you can too though. But there are many unknowns in this world that impact our health and that, without a scientist in tow, we can never measure. Lapka is coming, to help us learn more about our environment, stay safe and stay comfortable.

Thanks: Fast Company

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