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

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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 [...]

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mHealth News coverage

By | September 16th, 2014|healthcare, markets, Wearable devices|

"A doctor might want to see how (wearables) data can be used to spot unhealthy activities or exacerbate chronic conditions; to do that, he or she will need an analytics platform that spots trends." With wearable sports and activity trackers expected to become a $1.4 billion industry in less than two years, healthcare providers are [...]

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VentureBeat coverage

By | September 16th, 2014|healthcare, markets, Wearable devices|

"That’s the first step: a personal fitness platform that derives value by virtue of, essentially, a new kind of streaming-data wisdom of the crowd." Imagine a fitness tracker like a Fitbit, Up, or Misfit Shine on every person on the planet. Imagine all that data flowing up into an anonymized cloud-based platform. Imagine connecting that [...]

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ZDnet coverage

By | September 16th, 2014|healthcare, markets, Wearable devices|

"Gathering standardised, calibrated data from smartphones and wearable devices is obviously a key precursor to analysis and meaningful output." Sensor-laden smartphones and wearable devices are set to generate vast amounts of activity and other health-related data in the coming years. Fitness bands such as the popular Fitbit and Nike Fuelband, smartwatches such as Samsung's Gear [...]

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Press Release – Launch

By | September 16th, 2014|healthcare, Wearable devices|

Doctors Launch Initiative to Bridge Gap Between Wearables and Meaningful Health Data CALGARY, Alberta, Sept. 16, 2014 /CNW/ -- Wearable sports and activity trackers will become a $1.4 billion industry in less than two years, producing a massive amount of user activity data along the way. A huge opportunity exists for leveraging this data to create [...]

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If it’s your wearable, don’t you own the data?

By | August 26th, 2014|healthcare, markets, Wearable devices|

Up until recently, there were two kinds of healthcare data: Public health data sets, which are largely built from anonymous surveys and are, in theory, publicly available, but, in practice, accessible and useable only by a small number of physician and researchers; Electronic Medical Records (EMRs), which are built from your individual interactions with healthcare providers, [...]

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In the future of Wearables, the device doesn’t really matter

By | July 8th, 2014|markets, Wearable devices|

In the future of wearable technology, the device is the least important element of the market equation. Imagine a big whiteboard . . . On the left, are the hundreds (perhaps soon thousands) of wearable devices. Some of them are for fitness buffs, some of them are for medical purposes, some are glorified fashion accessories, [...]

Enterprise markets for wearables will be bigger, grow quicker than anyone thinks

By | June 27th, 2014|healthcare, markets, Wearable devices|

Most predictions I have seen call for wearable techs to be a $30 billion to $50 billion dollar market by around 2018. I think the actual number will be much larger and that rapid enterprise adoption will be a key growth driver. My thinking is built on referencing other techs that enterprises have adopted, specifically [...]

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