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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World Health Day: Diabetes on the rise

By | April 7th, 2016|Exercise and fitness, Uncategorized, Wearable devices|

World Health Day Today, as part of World Health Day the WHO is launching a campaign to create awareness and is calling for action against diabetes. According to a recent report released by WHO, it's first Global Report on Diabetes,  an increase in diabetes has been observed around the world, markedly in middle-income countries. This report outlines the global burden [...]

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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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The Right Amount of Exercise: Guest Blog

By | December 9th, 2015|corporate wellness, enterprise health and wellness, Exercise and fitness|

Vivametrica launches its largest pilot project to date. With a total of 100 Fraser Health employees enrolled in this project, we will analyze the data from wearable devices worn by participants. Fraser Health is one of Canada's largest and fastest growing health authorities and provides a wide range of integrated health care services to more than 1.6 million people.   [...]

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Tools for Doctors To Understand Wearable Device Data

By | December 2nd, 2015|Exercise and fitness, healthcare|

Recent articles in Forbes and MIT Technology Review suggest that doctors have little use for the data that is collected by fitness wearables. In a system where physicians are already overburdened, some think that adding more data to the equation will not be useful. Having tools for doctors to analyze and interpret that data is key, and [...]

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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Mental Health and Physical Activity

By | July 24th, 2015|corporate wellness, Exercise and fitness, healthcare, mental health|

Workplace wellness has expanded to become more than simply offering employees gym memberships and nutrition trips. Moreover, wellness has come to encompass not only physical, and financial, but mental health as well. Investing in employees as a whole provides long term benefits and helps to promote a culture of caring in the workplace. According to research [...]

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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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