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 [...]

Plug and Play Insurance Unveils First Startup Batch

By | September 28th, 2016|markets, news, press release|

Vivametrica is one of the first batch of companies to be selected by Plug and Play (PNP) Insurance. Arguably one of the biggest seed-stage investor and innovation platforms, Vivametrica will join the ranks of Dropbox and Paypal to name a few others who have also gone through Plug and Play's program. 23 Startups Have Been Hand-Picked [...]

Digital Health Funding Maintains Momentum

By | July 7th, 2015|markets, news|

At the end of the first quarter, it was too early to tell if digital health funding could keep up with the record-breaking growth in 2014. But now at the half-year mark, investors have spoken—digital health isn’t slowing down with 2015 bringing in $2.1B in funding, just short of the same time period in 2014. [...]

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 [...]

Vivametrica named as Hot Tech Innovator by ABI Research

By | February 23rd, 2015|analytics, markets, startup|

"ABI Research expects Vivametrica to expand and grow as a category maker throughout 2015 and beyond. Other companies can enter the market and try to compete with Vivametrica, but they most likely will not have the clinical research and bio-statistical methods figured out in addition to the data analytics, which is the true value [...]

Wearables and the Consumer Market

By | February 20th, 2015|markets, Wearable devices|

Wearable technology in its nascent stage has entered into our lives -everything from fitness trackers to smartwatches to Google glass. Analysts have high expectations for this industry. From the consumer side though, it seems that lack of understanding in the application of these devices is evident. What real benefit would measuring one's daily steps even [...]

Wearable Wellness at CES: Where were the analytics?

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

Our cofounder, Dr. Christy Lane, wrote this post about her experience at CES. Christy Tomkins-Lane I attended my first Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas this year and to say I was overwhelmed with the event is a bit of an understatement. I attend medical conferences often but was not prepared for [...]

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 [...]

Vivametrica in Forbes

By | November 17th, 2014|Exercise and fitness, legal, markets, Wearable devices|

The lawyers aren’t using Fitbit’s data directly, but pumping it through analytics platform Vivametrica, which uses public research to compare a person’s activity data with that of the general population. Calgary law firm joins with Vivametrica to tap the wealth of quantifiable data provided by fitness trackers. Original article

Startup of the Week – Calgary Herald

By | October 14th, 2014|Exercise and fitness, healthcare, markets, startup, Wearable devices|

   "Being able to put a number to and measure things like physical activity and then relate this to risk of disease was something we thought the average person would find important. We set out to convert this understanding of health measurement and disease into a software platform that could be easily used and understood [...]