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Lake Nona Joins Jiyo's "Smart Cities - Internet of Wellbeing" Platform to Promote Community Health Engagement
[February 16, 2017]

Lake Nona Joins Jiyo's "Smart Cities - Internet of Wellbeing" Platform to Promote Community Health Engagement

Lake Nona, one of the fastest-growing communities in America and a model for the design of a comprehensive, healthy community, today announced it will partner with Jiyo, a comprehensive digital platform recently launched by Dr. Deepak Chopra to address health and wellbeing holistically with residents.

Through the partnership, Lake Nona residents will have exclusive access to a Lake Nona version of the Jiyo platform with customized content focused on five pillars of wellbeing including personal growth, exercise, nutrition, sleep, and relationships, as well as insights from leading experts, including Dr. Chopra.

Jiyo's "Smart Cities" platform will take an integrated approach to using digital technologies to connect Lake Nona residents to information and events that improve health and wellbeing, as well as provide enhanced insights, analytics and support to help promote a higher quality of life among residents in the 17-square-mile integrated, master-designed community in Orlando, Fla. Lake Nona is the second "Smart City" in the U.S.

"Lake Nona has offered us the unique opportunity to create the internet of wellbeing, the global brain for creating a more peaceful, sustainable, healthier and more joyful world," said Jiyo Co-Founder Deepak Chopra, a pioneer in integrative medicine, forerunner of meditation practice and New York Times best-selling author.

Known for its innovative approaches to community health and wellbeing and often called a "living lab," Lake Nona is also the current focus of a longitudinal study by Johnson & Johnson Health & Wellness Solutions known as the Lake Nona Life Project, which aims to better understand how communities work and the factors that lead to better overall health and wellbeing. Last fall, Lake Nona also debuted the first healthy home, WHIT, a wellness home built on innovation and technology.

"Lake Nona has created a really unique environment for companies looking to innovate in the healthcare and wellbeing arenas, which provides our residents with unprecedented opportnities and access to unique events, studies and platforms like Jiyo," said Gloria Caulfield, executive director of the Lake Nona Institute and vice president of strategic alliances at Tavistock Development Company. "We want Lake Nona to be a place where you have every opportunity to be your best self, to perform at your best, and Lake Nona's Jiyo platform will provide our community with another amazing tool to accomplish that."

The announcement was made at the Lake Nona Impact Forum, a three-day symposium where 250 of the nation's top CEOs, health care entrepreneurs and innovators, government officials and other thought leaders discuss and develop solutions to improve health, wellness and sustainable living throughout the world.

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About the Lake Nona Institute:

The Lake Nona Institute is a nonprofit, community-focused organization that incubates, activates and measures the impact of innovative technologies and programs that can become global models for building healthy, sustainable and inspired communities. The Institute focuses on programs based on: Health & Wellness, Education and Sustainability. At its core, Lake Nona Institute believes that individuals in the social context of a community can and do have a profound impact on wellness, education and sustainability.

About Lake Nona:

Orlando's Lake Nona is one of the fastest-growing communities in America with more than 10 million square feet of world-class residential and commercial facilities - and it's just getting started. The 17-square-mile, master-designed community is home to thoughtfully designed neighborhoods, world-class education facilities, a Health & Life Sciences Cluster, a Sports & Performance District highlighted by USTA's New Home of American Tennis - the largest tennis facility in the country, diverse work spaces, recreational facilities, retail centers, and entertainment venues encompassing the best Orlando has to offer with all the conveniences of a dynamic, vibrant community. Driven by a long-term vision, Lake Nona is committed to building an innovative community that inspires human potential whilst being focused on sustainable design, healthy living, and groundbreaking gigabit fiber optic technology. Adjacent to Orlando International Airport, Lake Nona will feature millions of square feet of commercial space, thousands of hotel rooms, 25,000+ residents and hundreds of shops and restaurants.

About JIYO:

Jiyo is a comprehensive digital platform that allows users to engage, learn, and interact with a diverse range of information, articles, videos and reminders that help them to be their best selves. Jiyo's intuitive technology tracks users' behavior and then offers insights and suggestions based on their habits. This kind of 360-degree wellness covers exercise, meditation, relationships, finances, and finding purpose in the everyday. Besides useful content and encouraging reminders, Jiyo is also committed to fostering community, connecting users to world leaders and experts on wellbeing and allowing them to create bonds with like-minded people who use the platform. Jiyo's aim is to make users more aware, identify their unique sets of strengths, and create a pathway to making every moment of life count.

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