RMS Names Kiwi Wearable Technoglogies Ltd. Best Vertical Disrupter Award at TechCrunch Disrupt 2013
Kiwi is disrupting the healthcare vertical market with The Kiwi Move product
Newark, Calif. -
September 13, 2013 -
RMS, the world's leading catastrophe modeling firm, announced Kiwi Wearable Technologies Ltd. as the winner of the RMS Best Vertical Disrupter award on Sept. 11, 2013 at TechCrunch Disrupt 2013. RMS believes that The Kiwi Move product, a communication-enabled motion sensing device that gives users the power to turn movement in actionable data, will disrupt the healthcare vertical market. RMS chose Kiwi Wearable Tech from more than 300 startups at TechCrunch Disrupt 2013 and awarded a trip for two people to visit the new RMS datacenter in Iceland, which CIO Magazine recently named one of the world's 10 coolest datacenters. Kiwi Wearable Tech founders include: Ali Nawab, Ashley Beattie, John David Chibuk, Mike Holmes, Olivier Mayrand and Zaki Patels.
"We are very excited to be named RMS Best Vertical Disrupter from TechCrunch Disrupt 2013," says Ali Nawab, founder of Kiwi Wearable Technologies Ltd. "There were so many cool companies at the event and we are honored that RMS felt that we embodied the disrupter spirit. Like RMS, we are currently building a cloud-based platform to accompany our product and see big changes ahead for our company."
The award was announced by Alex Barnett, RMS vice president of developer relations, who is currently leading the charge to build a developer ecosystem around RMS' move to the cloud, RMS(one)™. This evolution of RMS' core business to the cloud signals the next evolution of a company that has been disrupting the insurance industry since it was founded 25 years ago at Stanford University. Today, RMS is the world's leading authority for helping the risk industry manage its exposures to natural catastrophes, terrorism and pandemic diseases.
"We were very impressed by Kiwi Wearable Tech at TechCrunch Disrupt," says Barnett. "I look forward to watching the company in the future, especially as it moves to the cloud, continues to disrupt the healthcare industry and becomes a key enabler in the quantified-self revolution. One example of how Kiwi is disrupting the healthcare vertical is by detecting heart attacks in advance by keying into early warning signs using a wearable ECG sensor device. Working with developers in the medical community and based on their current research, Kiwi could be able to provide a warning at least roughly three hours ahead of time, showing what could be accomplished by not limiting wearable tracking to just a single purpose. That's a huge opportunity to disrupt the healthcare industry while saving lives. We love that."
Kiwi Wearable Technologies Ltd. is a technology startup based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada dedicated to building cutting-edge wearable technologies and applications. Its flagship product, the Kiwi MOVE, is a communication-enabled motion sensing device that gives people the power to turn movement into action and meaningful information. The company is currently in the research and development of a wearable ECG sensor device, called the Kiwi Beat.
RMS models and software help financial institutions and public agencies evaluate and manage catastrophe risks throughout the world, promoting resilient societies and a sustainable global economy.