Vancouver's Ayogo Partners With USC Center For Body Computing

by Knowlton Thomas | Startups

Vancouver's Ayogo has joined forces with 16 sponsoring companies from all corners of the world to become a founding member of the University of Southern California’s Center for Body Computing.

“Our founding members are a critical part of the Center for Body Computing. We are jointly creating product prototypes and economic models for wireless health,” said Leslie A. Saxon, M.D., the executive director of the CBC. “We believe wireless medicine has the potential to help millions, if not billions, of people. Wireless health solutions have the potential to democratize medicine by breaking down the barriers between health care providers and patients, leading to faster and more cost-effective cures, and increased access to health solutions for people worldwide.”

"We're thrilled to be playing a role in the transformation of health care," said Michael Fergusson of Ayogo. "We believe that the visionary research being done by the CBC can create a new type of health consumer - one who is a motivated, educated, and active participant in their own health care."

“Medical science has evolved tremendously in recent years but the model of medical care delivery has in many ways stayed the same," added Leslie. "Health care will soon be radically changed by wireless technology, which has the potential to enhance the patient experience and improve health care outcomes.”

The Center for Body Computing works with other USC schools, including the USC School of Cinematic Arts, the USC Marshall School of Business, and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering to think about, study and create the future of wireless medicine.

Ayogo Games is an award-winning Vancouver-based studio that creates serious games for the web, social networks, and smartphones. 

Ayogo Health Inc
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Better Through Play: Games & Apps for Patient Engagement & Adherence. Ayogo motivates people to change their lives, one fun social game at a time. We apply the behavioral psychology of games and play to the management of chronic health conditions, and patient adherence. We are multiple award-winning start-up based in Vancouver’s emerging district for the digital and creative sectors on the... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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