Willis Towers Watson Innovation Day

By | January 27th, 2017|analytics, corporate wellness, enterprise health and wellness, insurance|

Today Vivametrica to participate in Willis Towers Watson (WTW) Innovation day in Toronto. This opportunity will allow Vivametrica to present our solutions to a global multinational risk management, insurance brokerage and advisory company. Scientific-based analytics are useful in evaluating risk, and WTW is interested in potentially leveraging Vivametrica to develop joint product offerings. About Willis Towers [...]

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Plug and Play Insurance Expo

By | December 2nd, 2016|analytics, Events, insurance, markets|

This year, Plug and Play (PnP) announced its foray into the insurance industry accepting 23 start-ups into its first ever insurance accelerator in Sunnyvale, CA. Vivametrica, being one of the few hand-picked by insurance companies to participate was selected from an initial pool of over 800 start-ups. On December 14, 2016 Plug and Play will be [...]

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IoT, Big Data Healthcare Summit Western Canada

By | November 24th, 2016|analytics, Events, healthcare, news|

Vivametrica to sponsor upcoming Western Canada IoT, Big Data Healthcare Summit January 31-February 1 which will be held in Vancouver BC. IoT Healthcare Western Canada was launched after the success of the Toronto Summit on June 21-22, 2016. It is an umbrella event that will encompass IoT, Big Data, and Machine to Machine (M2M).   The objective of the [...]

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Insurance and Technology: A disruption in the industry

By | May 2nd, 2016|analytics, Exercise and fitness|

Shifts in the Insurance Landscape While insurance has been around for ages, dating back to early human societies, the industry has remained the same for many years. With the advent of technology and shifts in the market landscape, insurance however is ripe for change. Not just change, but rather disruption. Although buying policies may not be at the [...]

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Pebble Health co-developed by Vivametrica co-founders at Stanford University

By | December 16th, 2015|analytics, device manufacturers, Exercise and fitness, healthcare, news, startup, Wearable devices|

Yesterday Pebble announced it's move into the health and wellness space with Pebble Health and a new firmware update. Now Pebble watches will have a built-in activity and sleep tracking function. Read more here. This is an exciting development for wearables, health and open source. "To create the most accessible wearable health platform, Pebble has partnered [...]

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Small Changes for Health Improvement

By | October 30th, 2015|analytics, device manufacturers, Exercise and fitness, healthcare, Wearable devices|

More than ever chronic or non-communicable diseases (NCDs) pose significant health risks to our populations. At the same time technology, particularly mobile technology has become prevalent in society. Smartphones and related apps are demanding more and more of our attention. A study by Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers found the average user checks their phone [...]

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Fitbit and Target: Interview with Vivametrica’s CEO

By | September 24th, 2015|analytics, corporate wellness, device manufacturers, enterprise health and wellness, Exercise and fitness, news, Wearable devices|

  Vivametrica CEO Dr. Richard Hu was recently interviewed by Raju Mudhar for the Toronto Star. In this article Dr. Hu provides insight on the wearable device market, health and wellness data analytics and corporate wellness. Read the write-up on the deal between Fitbit and Target, one of America's largest retailers. Corporate-wide purchase: Fitbit and [...]

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Vivametrica Launches Pilot with Telus

By | August 31st, 2015|analytics, corporate wellness, enterprise health and wellness, Exercise and fitness, healthcare, news|

Vivametrica is excited to announce our latest pilot project with Telus. We offer a pilot program that allows prospective clients the opportunity to experience our services in controlled, cost effective manner. A close collaboration between Vivametrica and the Pilot organization provides valuable insights into the health and wellness of the Pilot organization that until now has not been possible.   [...]

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Wearable Tech in the Workplace

By | July 15th, 2015|analytics, app makers, corporate wellness, device manufacturers, enterprise health and wellness|

Recent research by Springbuk that includes a survey of over 500 employers gives insight to wearable tech in the enterprise. Released this year, Springbuk's Employer Guide to Wearables includes a comprehensive review of 24 devices, explains what employers look for in wearables and includes a device checklist for employers interested in purchasing these for use in their organization. As wearable tech [...]

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Vivametrica sets Legal Precedent

By | July 2nd, 2015|analytics, device manufacturers, Exercise and fitness, legal, news|

Wearables see their second court case with data from a fitbit device used as evidence. In this particular case a woman that claimed to be attacked is facing misdemeanor charges. This follows an investigation combined with data from her device showing her active and walking around during the time of the alleged attack. Legal Precedent for [...]

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