About Us

VivoSense is an agile end-to-end scientific solutions company developing novel digital endpoints from wearable sensors

We are focused on healthcare research & delivery, clinical trials and patient wellness. Our hypothesis-driven framework provides analytical and clinical validation leading to FDA approval. Delivering novel digital biomarkers from wearable sensor data, which constitute primary and secondary clinical endpoints in regulated international pharmaceutical trials.

Our Mission

Advance Knowledge

We believe the study of human health in real-world, everyday environments is necessary to advance knowledge and discovery.

Advance Knowledge

Body-Worn Monitoring

We make this possible by providing customized body-worn monitoring and analysis solutions rooted in scientific foundations.

Body-Worn Monitoring

Accurate Data Analysis

We enable the world’s best researchers to obtain the highest quality, real-world data and analyze it appropriately and accurately.

Accurate Data Analysis

The VivoSense Story

The founding team at VivoSense met and worked together at VivoMetrics, Inc., which manufactured and commercialized one of the first multichannel wearable sensors called LifeShirt. Applications for the LifeShirt (purchased by adidas in 2008) platform include aerospace research, infant monitoring, drug and device clinical trials (e.g. cough monitoring), and media/commercial research. The LifeShirt platform was supported using an analysis software known as VivoLogic. VivoSense was created to become the second-generation version of VivoLogic which would service ALL commercially available wearable sensors, many of which were predicated on the LifeShirt sensor.

The creation of VivoSense software was initially funded with a $1M grant from the US Navy which required software for the interrogation of physiological sensors placed directly on-body. From inception copies of VivoSense software were sold to academic researchers and not for profit companies that continue to provide academic validation and peer-reviewed publications using the software. VivoSense has subsequently grown to service the pharmaceutical clinical trials industry using the software as the environment in which new digital biomarkers are created.

Board of Directors

Dudley Tabakin <i class=" title="Dudley Tabakin " >

Dudley is CEO and co-founder of VivoSense and a fervent believer in “good data” over “big data” in the development of digital clinical measures from wearable sensor technology. He has a background in sports and gait biomechanics and more than 10 years experience in wearable sensor data analytics.

Tanja Dowe <i class=" title="Tanja Dowe " >

Tanja is the CEO of Debiopharm Innovation Fund, an evergreen fund investing in digital health companies that transform patient journeys and pharmaceutical R&D. Prior to joining Debiopharm, Tanja was the Managing Partner of Innomedica Ltd, a boutique strategy and transaction consulting company in life sciences, and a founder/CEO of a market research agency BioSolutions INT.

Chris Garabedian <i class=" title="Chris Garabedian " >

Chris founded Xontogeny in June of 2016 to support multiple promising technologies from early development through clinical proof of concept. In 2017, Chris joined Perceptive Advisors to develop their Venture Fund strategy and is Portfolio Manager of the Perceptive Xontogeny Ventures Fund which supports early stage companies with Series A investments across biotech, medtech and healthtech.

Lance Myers <i class=" title="Lance Myers " >

Lance has 20+ years experience in digital health and has held multiple executive leadership positions over the course of his career. He was the Founding CEO of VivoSense from 2010 - 2014. Since 2017 he has served as the Head of Data Science at Verily Life Sciences and also leads a cardiovascular innovations business unit.

In Remembrance of Thomas Leonard

In Remembrance of Thomas Leonard

It deeply saddens us to inform you that our dear friend and colleague Tom Leonard has recently passed away.

Tom had a passion for healthcare and helping others by explaining complex medical issues, providing comfort to those facing illness, and inspiring hope. He brought this passion to life in his latest work at VivoSense where he helped advance novel digital health technologies to empower patients and caregivers and transform clinical trials and healthcare.

His enthusiasm for his work was contagious, making all those he worked with better at their jobs. Tom’s rare combination of knowledge, experience and humility made him a natural leader; a skill he put to work daily mentoring young employees, advising executives, and helping to build an early-stage company into a global leader. Read Tom's beautiful obituary.

The VivoSense team is grateful and blessed to have had the opportunity to work with Tom over the past 4 years. He will be greatly missed.

Core Values

VivoSense - About Us
  • Better Outcome for Patients: VivoSense is committed to the development of better medicines and medical interventions for improved patient outcomes.
  • Scientific Integrity: Guided by scientific principles, applying leading-edge methodologies with accuracy, academic transparency within the regulated framework required by our industry.
  • Customer-Centric: VivoSense never tells the customer anything but the scientific truth, never promising what cannot be delivered.
  • Business Friendly: VivoSense values partnerships in business and is always a good corporate partner.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: VivoSense is committed to diversity and inclusion, where every voice is heard and the best-reasoned facts are those acted upon.
  • Environmental Responsibility: VivoSense strives for a minimal environmental impact, printing documents and traveling for business only when necessary.
  • Family Values: VivoSense recognizes the balance in work and family and provides for a flexible schedule, encouraging telecommuting whenever possible and minimizing the need for commuting at all times.