Meet our Team
Our Founders have over 20 years of expertise in physical activity, human health and wearable technology. They have used their knowledge to apply health science and technology in a meaningful and statistically valid way.
Dr. Christy Lane, PhD
Christy is an exercise scientist and physiologist with expertise in the relationship between physical activity and health. She is a past Visiting Associate Professor at 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.
Dr. Rick Hu, MD
CEO and Founder
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.
Dr. Matt Smuck, MD
Co-founder and Chief Scientific Advisor
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.
Dr. A. Akbar Mohsenipour, PhD
Lead Data Scientist
Sarah Akierman, BSc., MSc.
Patrick Czeczko, BHSc Hon.
Full Stack Developer