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Gear Patrol Awards Hexoskin Among the 100 Best Products in 2016

After testing hundreds of products, the team at Gear Patrol has chosen the Hexoskin Biometric Shirt to be a 2016 GP100 Winner! This is the highest honor the review staff at Gear Patrol can give to a product, and it is a distinction recognizing Hexoskin's excellence in development.

They only have chosen 11 products in the sports category. We're glad to see Hexoskin on such a prestigious list. You'll find the complete list of high-end products picked by Gear Patrol here.

Gear Patrol chooses Hexoskin on their list of Best Products for 2016.

 

Hexoskin on CTV News

CTV News covered Hexoskin's vision for health and training on Earth and in Space this week. Here's the video.

Hexoskin Lands $2.4M Space Medicine Contract

Montreal, Canada – October 21, 2016  The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is awarding a new contract to Carré Technologies (Hexoskin) to continue advancing technology on Astroskin, an innovative bio-monitoring system for use aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The announcement will be made today at the company's headquarters in Montreal by the honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport of Canada and first Canadian in space, and Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques.

 Astroskin Bio-Monitoring System - Hexoskin and Canadian Space Agency Space Medicine System

Consisting of a “smart shirt” and remote health monitoring software, Astroskin will collect valuable scientific data on astronauts’ vital signs, sleep quality and activity levels during their missions. CSA Astronaut David Saint-Jacques will test Astroskin during his six-month mission aboard the ISS in 2018-2019.

You can watch the press conference live on Facebook:

English : https://www.facebook.com/canadianspaceagency

Français : https://www.facebook.com/agencespatialecanadienne

Quotes

“Astroskin is a perfect example of how our government works with small, innovative, Canadian businesses on space technologies that lead to commercial versions for use by Canadians.”

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

“Astroskin may have many applications on Earth, such as medical monitoring of those confined to their homes by illness, people living in remote areas with limited medical access, and those working in hazardous environments. It is another in a long list of space technologies brought down to Earth for all of us.”

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport 

“Our team is proud of the role we are playing to support human space travel. One day, thousands of space travelers bound for Mars will need simple reliable medical systems to ensure their health. Deploying our wearable sensors and software to the ISS is significant as this represents the ultimate remote patient monitoring scenario. The findings from tracking the health of astronauts will be used to make our healthcare system more accessible and support new home care and telemedicine services.”

Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, CEO and co-founder, Carré Technologies (Hexoskin)

About Hexoskin
Hexoskin is the world leader in smart clothing for health monitoring. Hexoskin smart shirts are used by space and defense agencies, sports scientists, and thousands of health professionals and health researchers all over the world. The Hexoskin connected platform provides a new, convenient way to understand human health in real-life environments. For more information, visit www.hexoskin.com and @Hexoskin on Twitter.

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Hexoskin Athlete Camille Serme Wins US Open Squash 2016!

After an amazing tournament, Camille Serme won a historic match against world's top player Nour El Sherbini at the US Open Squash Championships 2016 finale in Philadelphia today!
Camille Serme trophy at US Open Squash Championship 2016 in Philadelphia.
Photo credits: US SQUASH
Camille has won the Euro title five times in a row, but this trophy is different. It's the first time a French player wins the US Open. You can watch the winning point here:
We're very proud of her! Bravo Camille, t'es la meilleure!

Hexoskin at the Advamed 2016 Innovation Showcase in Minneapolis

Hexoskin will be in Minneapolis on October 16-19 to demonstrate its Hexoskin wearable health platform for remote patient monitoring and cardiac rehabilitation.

We're very excited to have been selected by Advamed as one of the world's top health innovation this year! Come see our presentation at the Innovation Showcase October 18 at 4pm to learn more about the advantages of using smart shirts remote patient monitoring and cardiac rehabilitation. Our CEO and Co-Founder Pierre-Alexandre Fournier will share our experiences working with patient populations affected by cardiac diseases and COPD.

Additionally, Hexoskin will demonstrate its technology in the exhibition hall of the conference on October 17-19 (room L100E/F in the partnering section downstairs). The Hexoskin team will present how Hexoskin can be used in clinical settings with live demos and presentations.

To meet us in Minneapolis please contact Marc Paquin, Director Partnerships and Business Development: marc.paquin@hexoskin.com

About Hexoskin
Hexoskin is the world leader in smart clothing for health monitoring. Hexoskin smart shirts are used by space and defense agencies, sports scientists, and thousands of health professionals and health researchers all over the world. The Hexoskin connected platform provides a new, convenient way to understand human health in real-life environments. For more information, visit www.hexoskin.com and @Hexoskin on Twitter.

Hexoskin connected health platform and wearable health sensors - smart shirts

Disclaimer: Hexoskin smart shirts have not completed the FDA regulatory approval. Hexoskin products on the market as of October 2016 are not medical devices and shouldn't be used for diagnosis or therapeutic purposes. Hexoskin products on the market as of October 2016 are meant for wellness and fitness uses, and health research only.

Hexoskin demonstrates its connected health platform at DPharm in Boston

This week Hexoskin is in Boston to attend the 3rd Annual Mobile in Clinical Trials on September 19th and the 6th annual DPharm: Disruptive Innovations to Advance Clinical Trials on September 20-21, 2016 in Boston. This annual event sponsored by Hexoskin is an opportunity for the Life Science industry to share the latest thinking, insights, and updates on the application of disruptive and mobile technologies to advance clinical research and drug development.

On September 20th, Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, CEO and Co-Founder of Hexoskin will present how clinical grade wearable sensors like Hexoskin is used for long-term remote monitoring in clinical trials. He will also share with the participants some use cases involving Hexoskin for monitoring patients in clinical research, and share lessons learned & best practices.

Additionally, Hexoskin will demonstrate its technology in the exhibition hall of the conference on September 20-21st (booth #35). The Hexoskin team will present how Hexoskin can be used in clinical development with live demos and presentations.

We're very excited to join world-class innovators at DPharm to discuss and reflect on how disruptive technologies like Hexoskin will change the landscape of clinical trials.

If you're in Boston come visit us on September 20-21st!

September 19, 2016: Mobile in Clinical Trials (Boston)

September 20-21, 2016: DPharm (Boston) - Disruptive Innovation to Advance Clinical Trials Conference

About Hexoskin
Hexoskin is the world leader in smart clothing for health monitoring. Hexoskin smart shirts are used by space and defense agencies, sports scientists, and thousands of health professionals and health researchers all over the world, providing a new, convenient way to understand human health in real-life environments. For more information, visit www.hexoskin.com and @Hexoskin on Twitter.

Hexoskin connected health architecture

Red Bull flying with Hexoskin in the Karakorum

The Free Flight Physiology Project Team in Karakorum, Pakistan is using Hexoskin to monitor their vitals when they fly over the countryside. Dr Matt Wilkes and this team from the Centre for Altitude, Space and Extreme Environment Medicine from the Institute of Sport Exercise & Heath (London, UK) are getting their gear ready for the Red Bull paragliding team later this year, but also to conduct serious research on physiology in altitude. They also took amazing pictures and video of their experience!


Paragliding in Pakistan

Here's more information about their project:

Paragliding is an air sport that has developed over the last 40 years into one of the most widely practiced forms of free flight. There are an estimated 127,000 active paraglider pilots worldwide.
Flights of over 100km across country are regularly made, using dynamic (soaring) lift and thermal updrafts, with the current open distance record standing at 514km. Paraglider pilots have flown from the summit of Everest, ascended in thermals to over 7,000m and gained as much as 4,526m of altitude in a single flight. (...)
Successful flying requires good physical coordination but is also cognitively demanding, for example: reading the landscape for thermal triggers and calculate glide angles, while remaining sufficiently spatially aware to pilot a craft though an invisible three-dimensional air mass, often containing other gliders in close proximity; in cold, hypoxic, ever-changing and sometimes intimidating conditions. (...)
Paragliding has become much safer over time but remains a high-risk pursuit. Most accidents are secondary to errors of piloting or judgement, rather than equipment failure. When accidents do occur, the consequences are often severe or fatal. Understanding the physiological demands on placed on pilots is therefore key to establishing systems to prevent injury or loss of life."

 

Source: http://www.freeflightphysiology.org/

Hexoskin at the FashionWare Show at CES Asia 2016

From space walk to catwalk? It was a lot of fun to be part of the FashionWare Show at CES Asia this week in Shanghai, China. Technology is getting better each year and smart clothing designers now have better tools to design functional and fashionable items.

You can easily tell that this year's FashionWare Show displayed the most mature technology yet, and the best looking designs ever shown at the Consumer Electronics Show. Congrats!

Hexoskin smart shirt at the FashionWare event at CES Asia 2016 in Shanghai, China.

 

 

IoT Solution Gives Sports Teams a Competitive Edge

Analog Devices Collaborates with Microsoft and Hexoskin on New Wearable Technology

Santa Clara, Calif. – May 10, 2016—Analog Devices, Inc. today announced its collaboration with Microsoft Corp. and Hexoskin regarding a unique, wearable Internet of Things (IoT) solution for athlete and team performance management. The IoT solution allows coaches and team staff to monitor player information such as motion, heart rate, and other useful health and performance metrics from sensor-equipped vests worn by players. This information, combined with player location and environmental data, is sent to a secure cloud-based analytics platform providing critical insights back to team staff via a dashboard. By informing better player interventions and improving game-time tactical decisions, the IoT solution helps provide significant competitive advantage to teams. In addition, it is designed to enable better overall management of player health, recovery, and injury avoidance, extending the benefits far beyond an individual game. The new IoT solution, including the vest and cloud platform, will be demonstrated in Analog Devices’ booth at IoT World Forum in Santa Clara, May 10-12, 2016.

“Analog Devices is very excited to lead this initiative, as it involves a unique set of measurement and analytical challenges that we’re uniquely positioned to solve,” said Martin Cotter, Vice President, IoT, Healthcare and Consumer Business Units, Analog Devices. “Some of the performance indicators we’re interested in are not yet fully understood and can’t be measured directly. So, we’re leveraging our precision sensing and algorithm capabilities, as well as our deep expertise in biomedical applications to think differently about the challenge and develop a unique solution. We’re thrilled to be working on this challenge along with Microsoft and Hexoskin, without whom a complete deployable solution would not be possible.”

Complementing Analog Devices’ sensing and measurement expertise, the solution utilizes Hexoskin’s innovative e-textile platform, which has received strong praise and validation from the athletic and medical communities. "Sports organizations are looking for integrated data analytics solutions,” said Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, CEO, Hexoskin. “At Hexoskin, we've always pushed for compatibility and integration. This project with Analog Devices and Microsoft is a good example of that openness philosophy.”

Hexoskin biometric shirts

The Microsoft Azure IoT technology helps to solve analysis and user-experience challenges with a cloud-based analytics engine as well as the user dashboard application. “Helping our customers quickly and easily innovate with IoT is core to our Microsoft Azure IoT offerings,” says Jerry Lee, Microsoft Director of Product Marketing, Azure IoT. “This wearable smart jersey demonstrates how Azure IoT enables advanced analysis and real-time actionable insights from individual athlete and team-level input.”

The IoT solution is currently being implemented and tested in collaboration with one of Ireland’s most prominent hurling clubs. “It’s an extremely tough and demanding team sport, with athletes at the pinnacle of performance,” said Cotter. “We felt this was one of the toughest environments in which to test the technology.”

While the initial prototypes were developed for athlete management, the technology has implications across numerous team-based settings (e.g. emergency services first-responders) where performance, health and safety, and tactical decision-making are critical to enable a successful outcome.

 

About Analog Devices

Analog Devices (NASDAQ: ADI) designs and manufactures semiconductor products and solutions. We enable our customers to interpret the world around us by intelligently bridging the physical and digital with unmatched technologies that sense, measure and connect. Visit http://www.analog.com.

About Hexoskin

Hexoskin is the world leader in smart clothing for health monitoring. Hexoskin smart shirts are used by first responders, sport scientists, and thousands of health professionals and health researchers all over the world, providing a new, convenient way to understand human health in real-life environments. For more information, visit www.hexoskin.com and @Hexoskin on Twitter.

April 22, 2016

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NASA's HERA Mission is Wearing Hexoskin Tech

Hexoskin is taking a new step in space medicine this week at the Johnson Space Center in Houston (Texas). Our team was on site to help the HERA X crew setup their Astroskin systems. The HERA missions are designed to simulate long-term space missions and to prepare the future expeditions to the Moon, Mars, and beyond.

According to NASA:

"The Human Exploration Research Analog (HERA), formerly known as the Deep Space Habitat, was transferred from the JSC Engineering Directorate to HRP in FY2013. This unique modular three-story habitat was designed and created through a series of university competitions and was previously used in the Desert Research and Technology Studies in the Arizona desert.

The HERA will provide a high-fidelity research venue for scientists to use in addressing risks and gaps associated with human performance during spaceflight. Historically, the habitat was used for exploration engineering systems demonstrations. In its new role, the HERA will serve as an analog for simulation of isolation, confinement, and remote conditions of mission exploration scenarios.

Studies suitable for this analog may include behavioral health and performance assessments, communication and autonomy studies, human factors evaluations, and exploration medical capabilities assessments and operations."

Hexoskin's space medicine team is working with the Canadian Space Agency since 2011 on remote medical monitoring systems for long-term space missions and space exploration.

You can find more pictures of the HERA module and the mission on the HERA Crew X Twitter account.

NASA Human Exploration Research Analog module - photo credit: HERA Crew X

NASA Human Exploration Research Analog module - photo credit: HERA Crew X
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