Press Release — Vivametrica Accepted Into Plug and Play Insurance

By | October 12th, 2016|news, press release, startup, Wearable devices|

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - October 12, 2016) - Plug and Play describes itself as "The ultimate startup platform." With a track record of success stories that include both PayPal and Dropbox it would be hard to argue otherwise. Two weeks ago, Sep. 27, 2016 Plug and Play announced the companies accepted into its first ever insurance [...]

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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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Vivametrica and Siksika Team up for Better Health

By | November 3rd, 2015|news, Wearable devices|

Technology Startup Vivametrica Partners with Siksika Health Services to Improve Health & Wellness Siksika Health Services is world-renowned for their innovative approaches to improving and sustaining the well-being of nation members. Siksika Health Services provides a range of support to Siksikawa including healthcare, community outreach and education programs to address systemic problems such as high [...]

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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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Webinar on Enterprise Health and Wellness

By | May 15th, 2015|enterprise health and wellness, healthcare, Wearable devices|

By Dr. Tyler Amell From an enterprise health and wellness perspective, absence and disability management programs are common practice, but are they working as well as they could be? Effectively managing absenteeism and disability in the workplace is predicated on the strength of the information that employers have at their disposal. With accurate and timely [...]

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Putting Wearable Data to Use

By | May 7th, 2015|analytics, app makers, device manufacturers, healthcare, Wearable devices|

With wearables as the current technology trend, new devices are constantly entering the market, and at considerable volume. "Shipments of smart wearables are expected to grow from 9.7 million in 2013 to 135 million in 2018, according to CCS Insight's new global forecast." The much-anticipated and talked about Apple watch has been recently released in [...]

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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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