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If you were to compile a list of the most overhyped technologies of all time, virtual reality would be at the top. People have been banging on about it for decades, but the reality has been about strapping a dustbin to your head and bumping into things until you feel sick. However, a wave of new technologies and serious investment means that VR and AR are back - and this time they really do mean business.

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The Apple Watch isn’t just another gadget. It’s part of a wave of wearable devices that could transform the way we look after ourselves. If Apple can popularise wearable computing like it did digital music and touch-screen mobile phones, the Watch could be world-changing.

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Having spent the last few years helping our clients launch engaging applications (see Young Epilepsy and Clarifi), whist also bringing our own tools to market (see Health Mapper and Stress & Anxiety Companion), we’ve honed our approach to designing and building great apps.

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We are delighted to announce that after months of wireframing, interviewing users, designing, prototyping and coding, we have now launched Health Mapper — the app for tracking health conditions.

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Google Glass has attracted all kinds of attention, much of it negative: while the idea of a head-mounted computer sounds suitably sci-fi, the high cost and associated controversy - privacy fears, early adopters being mugged, some places banning Glass altogether - means it hasn’t become the massive success that Google probably hoped it would be. But in the right hands - or rather, on the right heads - it could revolutionise the way people work. It’s particularly exciting for medicine.

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We’re very pleased to announce the launch of the Stress & Anxiety Companion, a mental resilience iPhone app based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

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Bang! Bang! Bang! If you’re wondering what the noise is, it’s the sound of BlackBerry hammering another nail into the PlayBook’s coffin. The troubled tablet isn’t actually dead yet, but BlackBerry is running around pulling out the IVs and switching off the machines: this week we discovered that the long-awaited update to Blackberry OS 10 isn’t coming to the PlayBook after all.

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The PlayBook application which Prosper designed for Aviva, alongside Formicary Collaboration Group, has been on the awards trail winning the recent Insurer Times Innovation of the Year award.

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