About us

Our vision:
Become the global health standard for physical activity

PAI Health is a health software company focused on the proven science of cardiorespiratory fitness, one of the leading predictors of longevity and health.

What does PAI mean?

PAI stands for Personal Activity Intelligence.

Personal

PAI is personalized to you by combining your resting and maximum heart rate, weight, height, age, sex, and your body’s response to physical activities.

Activity

PAI is founded on the science of cardiorespiratory fitness, focusing on the fact that any activity counts as long as it gets your heart rate up.

Intelligence

PAI adapts to you as you progress. If you’re new to exercise, it will be easier to earn your first few PAI versus someone who exercises frequently.

Our timeline

Our foundations

PAI Health started as Mio Global, a company that pioneered the wearable space in the early 2010s with the Mio Alpha device. This was the world’s first continuous accurate heart rate monitor wrist wearable.

Scientific partnership

Mio Global then partnered with researchers at the Cardiac Exercise Research Group at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology to bring the PAI algorithm to Mio wearable devices.

Further scientific validation

The science of PAI was further validated in multiple studies, including those published in The American Journal of Medicine, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Progress in Cardiovascular Disease.

PAI Health

With changes in the wearable device marketplace, we pivoted to becoming more software-focused, reforming to PAI Health in 2018. In January of 2020, PAI released its brand new mobile app, which is compatible with the top wearable device brands.

PAI business solutions

PAI Health expanded into insurance, corporate wellness, and research channels, enabling organizations around the world to guide their members to better health, reducing health risks and costs.

A new chapter

PAI Health is now a wholly owned independent subsidiary of Huami Corporation, a world leader in smart wearable devices as well as AI chips, biometric sensors, and data algorithms.  Huami’s mission is to connect health with technology, making PAI an ideal addition to the company's range of solutions.

Our partners

PAI is on the path to become the global health standard for physical activity with the help of strategic partnerships. These include developing the technology platform for NTNU to support the largest exercise study in the world; collaborating with Prudential Asia to feature PAI in the Pulse digital health app; and a strategic partnership with Gen Re, a global reinsurance company.

Leadership team

Sally Powell
General Manager

Sally Powell is a bilingual (Mandarin Chinese) executive with a decade of leading companies in the international insurance space. Sally joins PAI Health from AXA Global Healthcare, where she was the Head of Market Development, Asia Pacific. Sally previously held senior management positions within Bupa Global, including China Country Manager.

Adrian Pape
Chief Financial Officer

Adrian oversees all finances and operations at PAI Health and brings a background in professional services and SaaS technology. Prior to joining, he was the Controller at Clio, a legal practice management software company, and saw the company grow from 90 to 180 employees over 2.5 years. He was also involved in Clio's $20M Series C raise led by Bessemer Venture Partners in 2014.

Adrian received his Bachelor of Commerce at the University of British Columbia, his Master of Professional Accounting at the University of Saskatchewan, and then completed his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation with KPMG in Vancouver, where he worked with a variety of clients covering industrial markets, entertainment, and technology, in both the private and public sectors.

Tricia Burton
Vice President, Marketing

Tricia brings over 20 years of strategic marketing experience to the team as VP, Marketing. Most recently, she has led the development of the PAI brand and repositioning the company from a device company to a software company. Tricia’s background in digital marketing, content marketing, branding, retail, and eCommerce, have made her a strong influence in the evolution of Mio and PAI over the last 5 years.

Tricia has led marketing strategy for innovative international consumer brands as well as national retail chains, including Future Shop (Best Buy Canada) and Robeez Footwear (Stride Rite).

Ben Perrin
Vice President, EMEA

Ben has 20+ years experience building commercial pathways to navigate some of the world's fastest-growth tech categories and industry cycles.

Prior to joining PAI Health, Ben was part of the global leadership team at Mitac International where he successfully grew Mitac's GPS business portfolio into one of the largest global industry leaders. Ben previously held roles as CEO for a geolocation IP start-up as well as consulting directly to CEOs of both emergent and mature IOT influenced companies.

Ben holds an MBA (distinction) from London's Kingston University and Chartered Institute of Marketing Diploma.

Marat Asadurian
Vice President, Engineering

Marat is an experienced software engineer and tech leader who oversees PAI Health’s engineering department.

Prior to joining PAI, Marat played a key role at Trulioo where he successfully scaled their engineering team from five employees in 2016 to over 50 today. Marat was crucial in defining effective software processes — opening architectural bottlenecks that produced an agile, productive engineering team alongside highly available and secure web services.

Marat holds a BSc in Software Engineering and Electronics from Tel Aviv University.

Alf Egil Edvardsen
Director of Research

Based in Norway, Alf leads the research arm of PAI Health. As co-founder of Beatstack, Alf was responsible for the design, validation and productization of the PAI algorithm.

Alf has held multiple positions with the areas of microcontroller design/manufacturing, product quality engineering, product development and productization.

He holds a MSc in Electrical Engineering from NTNU.

Millie Clive-Smith
Director, Product Management

Millie is an experienced product leader in the health and wellness space who oversees PAI Health’s product department.

Prior to joining PAI, Millie was COO and Co-founder of Entia. She had an influential role in building the ethos and vision behind the company that centred on understanding users needs to develop medical devices and apps for chronic condition management.

Millie holds an MA from the Royal College of Art, and an MSc from Imperial College London in Innovation Design Engineering, as well as a BSc from The University of Sheffield in Physics and Astrophysics.