Webinar on Enterprise Health and Wellness

By | May 15th, 2015|enterprise health and wellness, healthcare, Wearable devices|

By Dr. Tyler Amell From an enterprise health and wellness perspective, absence and disability management programs are common practice, but are they working as well as they could be? Effectively managing absenteeism and disability in the workplace is predicated on the strength of the information that employers have at their disposal. With accurate and timely [...]

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Putting Wearable Data to Use

By | May 7th, 2015|analytics, app makers, device manufacturers, healthcare, Wearable devices|

With wearables as the current technology trend, new devices are constantly entering the market, and at considerable volume. "Shipments of smart wearables are expected to grow from 9.7 million in 2013 to 135 million in 2018, according to CCS Insight's new global forecast." The much-anticipated and talked about Apple watch has been recently released in [...]

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Meaningful Health Analytics for Wearables are here

By | April 13th, 2015|analytics, app makers, device manufacturers, enterprise health and wellness, healthcare, legal, markets, Wearable devices|

People are more in control of our health than we ever have been before. Unfortunately, we are not doing a great job with this control. The majority of diseases killing us and causing disability in 2015 are what we call ‘diseases of inactivity’. Examples include diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, and obesity. For the most [...]

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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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Monitors produce data but not necessarily motivation

By | March 9th, 2015|Exercise and fitness, healthcare, news|

"Christy Tomkins-Lane, an associate professor at Royal Roads University in Victoria and a visiting assistant professor at the Stanford Center for Medical Mobile Technology in California, believes that devices will be able eventually to take the guess work out of wearable data analysis. 'The piece that is missing is that personalization and that interpretation [...]

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Vivametrica named as Hot Tech Innovator by ABI Research

By | February 23rd, 2015|analytics, markets, startup|

"ABI Research expects Vivametrica to expand and grow as a category maker throughout 2015 and beyond. Other companies can enter the market and try to compete with Vivametrica, but they most likely will not have the clinical research and bio-statistical methods figured out in addition to the data analytics, which is the true value [...]

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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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