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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Vivametrica in B2B News Network

By | March 20th, 2015|analytics, Exercise and fitness, healthcare, news, startup, Wearable devices|

"This month Apple announced the April release of its Apple Watch, and that is just the latest entry in the growing world of wearable tech. As these devices become more widespread, there’s an expanding market for companies that can utilize the data generated by these devices. Vivametrica is getting in on the ground floor with this rising trend. A Calgary-based tech [...]

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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 [...]

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Monitors produce data but not necessarily motivation

By | March 9th, 2015|Exercise and fitness, healthcare, news|

"Christy Tomkins-Lane, an associate professor at Royal Roads University in Victoria and a visiting assistant professor at the Stanford Center for Medical Mobile Technology in California, believes that devices will be able eventually to take the guess work out of wearable data analysis. 'The piece that is missing is that personalization and that interpretation [...]

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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 [...]

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Vivametrica in IT in Canada Online

By | January 30th, 2015|analytics, healthcare, Wearable devices|

From a physician’s point of view, health wearables are only as useful as the data they generate. Our goal in pioneering a standardized process is to create a new approach to health management by analyzing data in a way that is meaningful and actionable for individuals and care providers. Dr. Rick Hu discusses how wearable [...]

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Vivametrica in Technology for Doctors

By | January 15th, 2015|Exercise and fitness, healthcare, news|

Wearable technology to track activity and fitness is growing in popularity, but there’s not much available to analyze the tons of data it generates. Enter Vivametrica, a Calgary-based start-up that’s developed a platform to help patients make sense of it all. Original article

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Vivametrica in Politico

By | October 14th, 2014|Exercise and fitness, healthcare, Uncategorized|

"By applying rigorous medical research methodology and advanced statistics to the analysis of mobile technology data, our research team aims to create new insights into human diseases and develop modern tools for detection and prevention." The Center already has a staff of five and has five studies underway, with more expected to come. Original article

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