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New mobile app that tracks hydration level developed

PTI | Dubai |

A new mobile app which accurately calculates hydration levels has been developed to help athletes and non-professionals improve their performance during competitions and strenuous activities.

Developed with simple data input selection for accurate results, the user-friendly app features a GPS which allows the outside temperature to be factored into the final results.

The app helps calculate the correct amount of Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) hydration tablets required to be consumed with water to stay hydrated.

Based on a person's activity, duration, intensity, weight, outside temperature and many other variables, the app accurately calculates the exact amount of ORS required for the body.

"Whatever the weather and the intensity of the exercise, hydration is a critical factor for performance. Before a competition or a strenuous activity, it is important not to drink too much or too little," said Arsalan Karim, Director, Research and Development, Clinova Ltd, a UK-based healthcare company which developed the app.

During and after exercise or a physical activity, it is essential to compensate for the water and salts lost through perspiration by consuming ORS hydration tablets, Karim said.

The app is based on findings from several studies and was developed with the feedback from famous sporting personalities and professional sporting clubs.

Showcasing a host of features, it lets its users to choose form 39 exercises and activities.

While the app helps calculate the proper amount of ORS hydration tablets required to take with water to properly hydrate your body, it also helps you determine your hydration levels, Karim said.

ORS tablets are a balanced formula of glucose, electrolytes and minerals which when added to water help maintain optimal hydration for individuals.