SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Signs point to 2011 being "The Year of Wellbeing" and GravityEight, Inc., today is staking a claim to the movement's leading digital edge with the Beta launch of the Internet's first fully integrated, consumer Internet platform for personalized wellbeing.
"The pursuit of personal wellbeing is defining the global zeitgeist," said David Wamsley, CEO and founder of GravityEight. "Everyone wants a balanced life. And everyone is talking about how best to achieve it, from Oprah Winfrey to French President Nicolas Sarkosy."
GravityEight.com is the individual's answer. It provides users with an elegant centralized dashboard that tracks and integrates their ongoing wellbeing self-assessments with actions taken and goals set. The result is a dynamic measurement of how well a person is balancing wellbeing practices in eight areas – health, finances, relationships, career, spirituality, community, lifelong learning, and leisure.
"The user's actual experience of the GravityEight.com platform sets it apart," said Dr. Justin Mager, GravityEight's medical director and co-founder.
"GravityEight encourages, empowers and engages users to the utmost. It's clear to even the first-time visitor that this means greater control over personal wellbeing and happiness."
Among GravityEight's array of current and future features:
- A centralized dashboard that can track data from the digital self-measurement devices consumers love most – including the Nike Plus©, Zeo Personal Sleep Coach©, and Withings Body Scale©.
- Live online broadcasts featuring our experts on how to cultivate greater wellbeing.
- Fresh daily programming and news articles that inform and inspire.
- Online functions that reward users as they learn, take action, set goals and change behavior.
- A "Wellbeing Meter" that shows at a glance a person's progress.
The GravityEight platform makes practical use of gaming mechanics applied to real-life activities, the quantified self movement's use of self-measurement technology, practices evolved from positive psychology, and research that has lead social scientists, economists, and heads-of-state to recognize wellbeing is today the gold standard by which we measure the quality of our lives.