Meaningful Health Analytics for Wearables are here

By | April 13th, 2015|analytics, app makers, device manufacturers, enterprise health and wellness, healthcare, legal, markets, Wearable devices|

People are more in control of our health than we ever have been before. Unfortunately, we are not doing a great job with this control. The majority of diseases killing us and causing disability in 2015 are what we call ‘diseases of inactivity’. Examples include diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, and obesity. For the most [...]

Enterprise Health and Wellness Use Case for Wearables

By | March 26th, 2015|analytics, enterprise health and wellness, healthcare, Wearable devices|

Increasingly, companies are investing in health and wellness. This comes not just as an additional employee benefit, but rather a strategic decision on the part of enterprises. A study by RAND reports the return on investment to be $1.50 for wellness programs. Logically it makes sense, healthier and happier employees are more productive and savings come in [...]

Inactivity and your Risk for Chronic Disease

By | March 13th, 2015|analytics, app makers, device manufacturers, enterprise health and wellness, Exercise and fitness, healthcare, Uncategorized, Wearable devices|

The risks of inactivity are generally known. However, the precise definition of "inactivity" may need clarification. Most people think of being inactive as simply lack of exercise. Studies have shown that periods of inactivity such as sitting increase risk of disease and mortality independent of exercise. Recent research has shown that sitting for prolonged periods is [...]

Vivametrica in Techvibes

By | February 12th, 2015|analytics, enterprise health and wellness, Exercise and fitness, healthcare, startup, Wearable devices|

As the future of wearable sensor devices shows no signs of slowing down, one Calgary startup is stepping up in capturing the data they collect. Vivametrica has recently opened another round of funding and they will also be pitching on the main stage at the Canadian Financing Forum in Vancouver on February 19-20. Original [...]

Wearables: Top Value Propositions for Enterprise Health and Wellness Programs

By | January 15th, 2015|enterprise health and wellness, markets, Wearable devices|

The enterprise health and wellness market in the United States was an estimated $6B in 2014, and will grow in double digits over the next 5 years. This explosive growth has been triggered by a broad range of new digital health solutions and the resultant new data points, which provide the raw materials to address [...]