Developed by Clinicians and Researchers. Vivametrica builds tools for Insurance and Wellness.
The arrival of digital biomarkers has created new opportunities in both the insurance industry and in health & wellness. Vivametrica uses digital biomarkers including physical activity to generate personal health scores, predict risk for chronic diseases and mortality. Using the world’s largest known set of population data, we can also compare personal scores to those of other people.
Meet Our Founders
With over 20 years expertise in physical activity, human health and wearable technology our founding team has applied the science in a meaningful and statistically valid way.
Dr. Rick HuFounder and COO
Rick comes from a Spinal Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery background. He is Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Calgary. His past experience includes leadership roles within hospital and health care systems, and within university settings. Rick has co-founded, nurtured and grown a number of health-related businesses, and leads Vivametrica as President and CEO.
Dr. Christy LaneCo-founder and COO
Christy is an exercise scientist and physiologist with expertise in the relationship between physical activity and health. She is a past Visiting Associate Professor at the Wearable Health Lab at Stanford University, leading the field in the study of wearable technology and analytics in medicine. Christy has a PhD in Rehabilitation Medicine, and has focused her career around measurement of physical activity, and promoting exercise as medicine for clinical populations. She is particularly interested in the capabilities of wearable technology for promoting lifestyle behaviour change.
Dr. Matt SmuckCo-founder and Chief Scientific Advisor
Matt is an entrepreneurial physician, educator and researcher at Stanford University, where he is Chief of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery. His research interests lie in the application of mobile technologies to musculoskeletal care, and he is a pioneer in the new field of objective tracking of physical performance in musculoskeletal diseases. This work has given Matt unique insights into the capabilities and future potential of wearable technologies, and he is passionate about bringing their full potential to bear.