Vancouver’s PAI Health has announced the launch of a 12-month pilot program with global insurer, Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich).
Regional subsidiary Zurich Brazil will pilot PAI Health technology with 1500 employees to inform a broader rollout strategy of the technology to Zurich’s wider customer base. The goal is to help employees stay active and healthy during and post pandemic lockdowns.
As a global leader in insurance, Zurich is known for its innovative offering of preventative health and wellness solutions for its global customer base, spanning over 215 countries and territories worldwide.
PAI Health is a healthtech company leveraging its expertise in biometric sensing and algorithm development to offer science-backed data insights for the health and wellness industry, including insurers, healthcare providers, wellness programs and wearable technology companies.
PAI Health isn’t new to Brazil. In 2020, PAI Health won the Brazil country round of Zurich Innovation Championship and went on to successfully pilot its services in a smaller employee pilot, which saw high engagement from participants despite the COVID-19 lockdown conditions.
PAI Health technology has also been utilized by local clinics in remote patient monitoring use cases, where it has helped diabetes and obesity patients stay engaged in treatments during the pandemic.
PAI Health’s proprietary metric PAI (Personal Activity Intelligence) provides actionable insight on how much activity is needed for each individual to improve or maintain good cardiorespiratory fitness and maximize their heart health protection. The company’s suite of tools includes a mobile app, an administrative and analytical reporting dashboard, and an application programming interface (API) for easy integration into third-party apps.
“The PAI metric provides a practical view of how much activity each individual requires to improve or maintain proper cardiorespiratory fitness; through only one indicator, it is possible to know whether the physical exercise we do is effectively contributing to the protection of the cardiac health”, explains Ismael José de Andrade Junior, Head of Strategy and Innovation at Zurich in Brazil.
“As it is technology based on scientifically-proven methods, and extremely modern, we believe in its potential to help protect and manage our employees’ health, increasing their quality of life”.