Our Team

Vivametrica was developed by doctors and researchers who saw the need for valid, research-based data analytics in Health & Wellness. With years of clinical experience and research specializing in orthopaedic surgery, exercise physiology, physical medicine & rehabilitation, our founders have the expertise for innovation in this emerging field.
Dr. Richard Hu
Dr. Richard HuFOUNDER AND CEO
Rick comes from a Spinal Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery background. He is Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Calgary.

His past experience includes leadership roles within hospital and health care systems, and within university settings.

Rick has co-founded, nurtured and grown a number of health-related businesses, and leads Vivametrica as President and CEO.

rick@vivametrica.com

Dr. Christy Lane
Dr. Christy LaneCOFOUNDER AND COO
Christy is an exercise scientist and physiologist with expertise in the relationship between physical activity and health. She is currently a Visiting Associate Professor in the Wearable Health Lab at Stanford University, leading the field in the study of wearable technology and analytics in medicine.

Christy has a PhD in Rehabilitation Medicine, and has focused her career around measurement of physical activity, and promoting exercise as medicine for clinical populations. She is particularly interested in the capabilities of wearable technology for promoting lifestyle behaviour change.

christy@vivametrica.com

Dr. Matthew Smuck
Dr. Matthew SmuckCOFOUNDER AND SCIENTIFIC ADVISER
Matt is an entrepreneurial physician, educator and researcher at Stanford University, where he is Chief of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and an Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery.

His research interests lie in the application of mobile technologies to musculoskeletal care, and he is a pioneer in the new field of objective tracking of physical performance in musculoskeletal diseases.

This work has given Matt unique insights into the capabilities and future potential of wearable technologies, and he is passionate about bringing their full potential to bear.

matt@vivametrica.com

Rosabel Bong
Rosabel BongCONTENT AND COMMUNITY MANAGER
Rosabel comes from a background in Biotechnology. Her international experience includes work for Kao Corporation’s Biological Research Center in Japan and Cancer Immunology Research at Tsinghua University in China.

Transitioning away from the lab bench Rosabel has found herself in various roles and is excited to join Vivametrica as Content and Community Manager.

rosabel@vivametrica.com

Roland Hung
Roland HungLEGAL COUNSEL
TBA

Qicheng Zhang
Qicheng ZhangDATA ANALYST
Qicheng Zhang is highly enthusiastic about all things data. He received his BSc with First Class Honours from the University of Manitoba and recently has completed a Master’s with specialization in statistics at the University of Calgary.

His research experience includes work on dependent extreme data analysis and algorithms of optimized experimental design. With solid a background in statistics, he is excited to work with Vivametrica as part of their data science, research, analysis and algorithm development team.

qicheng@vivametrica.com

Sarah Akierman
Sarah AkiermanPROJECT MANAGER
TBA

sarah@vivametrica.com