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

By | 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 [...]

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 [...]

The Right Amount of Exercise: Guest Blog

By | 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.   [...]

Tools for Doctors To Understand Wearable Device Data

By | 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 [...]

Startup Calgary Interviews Vivametrica CEO

By | November 19th, 2015|startup|

A year after being showcased at Startup Calgary's Launch Party in 2014, Vivametrica CEO Dr. Richard Hu gives a company background, highlights what has happened since, and offers some words of advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. Read full interview here. Why do you do it? What are you passionate about? What problem are you solving? Our [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Vivametrica “One to Watch” at TechRev Innovators 2015

By | October 8th, 2015|news, startup|

Congratulations to all 11 companies named as TechRev Innovators 2015! The 2015 TechRev Innovators event recognized some of the most exciting technology-based companies developed in Southern Alberta. Through the TechRev initiative, Innovate Calgary is proud to support and promote the local technology community,” says Peter Garrett, president, Innovate Calgary. “We are celebrating some important milestones [...]

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 [...]

Vivametrica Launches Pilot with Telus

By | August 31st, 2015|analytics, corporate wellness, enterprise health and wellness, Exercise and fitness, healthcare, news|

Vivametrica is excited to announce our latest pilot project with Telus. We offer a pilot program that allows prospective clients the opportunity to experience our services in controlled, cost effective manner. A close collaboration between Vivametrica and the Pilot organization provides valuable insights into the health and wellness of the Pilot organization that until now has not been possible.   [...]