World Health Day: Diabetes on the rise

By | 2017-11-20T16:44:03+00:00 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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Women in Tech: Young Leader Sarah Akierman

By | 2017-11-20T16:44:04+00:00 March 24th, 2016|news, startup|

Vivametrica is continuing to profile our diverse female talent to celebrate women in tech. Sarah Akierman has recently joined our team after completing her MSc. at the University of Calgary. Women in Tech As one of the U of C's most high profile students, Sarah served two terms as the Graduate Student Association president, both managing a [...]

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Mobile World Congress 2016

By | 2017-11-20T16:44:04+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Last month Vivametrica took part in the Mobile World Congress, Feb 22-25, 2016 in Barcelona Spain with over 100K attendees. We were part of the Canadian pavilion along with ICT West and many other Canadian organizations. Delegates from ICT West also had the opportunity to test out Vivametrica's technology with our Stepping Up to Health [...]

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mHealth Connect at Stanford University

By | 2017-11-20T16:44:04+00:00 March 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

mHealth Connect Vivametrica co-founder Dr. Matthew Smuck is one of four presenters at this year's mHealth Connect held at Stanford University. Dr. Christy Lane will also be in attendance. Although the event is invite-only, the session “Consumer Wearables: The Path to Clinical Application” can be viewed via live streaming on Mar 17, 2016, 9:45am – [...]

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Female Tech Entrepreneurs: Creative Maven Amanda Hu

By | 2016-03-10T14:30:09+00:00 March 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

In the spirit of International Women's Day (March 9, 2016) we are continuing to showcase some of Vivametrica's female tech entrepreneurs. Today, we profile Amanda Hu, who has been with Vivametrica since the beginning. Celebrating Diversity: Female Tech Entrepreneurs Amanda comes to Vivametrica with a multidisciplinary background, specializing in both Pyschology and Visual Arts. She [...]

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International Women’s Day: Boss Lady Christy Lane

By | 2017-11-20T16:44:04+00:00 March 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|

To celebrate this year's International Women's Day Vivametrica is spotlighting our Co-founder and COO Dr. Christy Lane. International Women's Day: Woman of the Day Dr. Christy Lane oversees the analytics group at Vivametrica, as well as creates connections with potential partners and has a leading role in business development. She is a young mother as well [...]

YYC Tech Gives Raises $184,815 For the Food Bank

By | 2017-11-20T16:44:04+00:00 December 18th, 2015|news, startup|

"YYC Tech Gives is the collective effort of Calgary tech companies ranging from small startups to big multinational corporations. This year, 24 organizations came together." -TechVibes As a start-up, Vivametrica was happy to be part of this year's YYC Tech Gives initiative, which raised a total of $184,815 for the Calgary Food Bank. This amount [...]

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Pebble Health co-developed by Vivametrica co-founders at Stanford University

By | 2017-11-20T16:44:04+00:00 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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The Right Amount of Exercise: Guest Blog

By | 2017-11-20T16:44:04+00:00 December 9th, 2015|corporate wellness, enterprise health and wellness, Exercise and fitness|

Vivametrica launches its largest pilot project to date. With a total of 100 Fraser Health employees enrolled in this project, we will analyze the data from wearable devices worn by participants. Fraser Health is one of Canada's largest and fastest growing health authorities and provides a wide range of integrated health care services to more than 1.6 million people.   [...]

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Tools for Doctors To Understand Wearable Device Data

By | 2017-11-20T16:44:04+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Exercise and fitness, healthcare|

Recent articles in Forbes and MIT Technology Review suggest that doctors have little use for the data that is collected by fitness wearables. In a system where physicians are already overburdened, some think that adding more data to the equation will not be useful. Having tools for doctors to analyze and interpret that data is key, and [...]