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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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 [...]

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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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I love fitness, but can my wearable tell me how fit I am?

By | February 9th, 2015|analytics, Exercise and fitness, Wearable devices|

With the increasing popularity of wearable devices in wellness, one might be wondering what these devices can actually tell us about our fitness. Before we can answer this question, we need to understand what ‘fitness’ really is. The word fitness means different things to different people. To an exercise scientist, fitness reflects the ability of [...]

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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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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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