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Changing lives, one study at a time!

Our Story

From idea…

Pathverse emerged from a mobile health research project at the University of Victoria. The goal of the project was to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of a mobile health intervention aimed to promote physical activity among families. This project led our team to develop the Pathverse platform – a mobile health intervention development platform. This platform enables researchers to prototype and deploy mobile app programs on both the Android and iOS app stores without previous software programming skills. 

To a tool used worldwide!

Over the past year, we have worked with researchers around the world to fine-tune the Pathverse platform through a series of usability testing and adding new features that are critical to conducting mobile health research. These features include downloading data from third-party wearables, integrating surveys into the mobile app intervention, and customizing intervention delivery logic. The Pathverse platform can help decrease the cost and time required to implement mobile health research. 

We are continuously working with researchers to add customized features to make it easier to conduct mobile health research!

Our mission is to accelerate mobile health research!

Our Team


Sam Liu, PhD


Sam Liu is an Associate Professor in the School of Exercise Science, Physical and Health Education at the University of Victoria. His research interests are to promote health and physical activity using innovative digital technology. Sam focuses on developing and evaluating the effectiveness of digital communication technology to help individuals prevent chronic diseases and improve their health and on finding innovative ways to monitor and predict lifestyle behaviours and health outcomes using big data (i.e., social media data) to better target and personalize digital health interventions.


Henry La


Henry La is Pathverse’s CTO and one of the co-founders. Before working on Pathverse, Henry established himself as a developer in digital health creating various web-platforms and mobile apps to help promote physical activity and positive lifestyle changes.


Amanda Willms, MSc


Amanda recently completed her MSc in Kinesiology under the supervision of Dr. Sam Liu. Throughout her degree, Amanda created the first study on Pathverse, called Healthy Hearts, and conducted usability and feasibility testing of the app and study. Since finishing her degree, Amanda has joined the Pathverse team to help share this helpful tool with other researchers who may benefit.


Utkarsh Patadia


Utkarsh began working for Pathverse as a co-op student while completing his software engineering degree at the University of Victoria. Since completing his degree, Utkarsh has assisted in continuing to help develop our Pathverse Admin web portal.


Nicola Fletcher, Developer

Kevin Song, Developer