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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 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

Hexoskin Partners with Kissei for Distribution in Japan

Tokyo, April 6th 2016

Today Hexoskin and Kissei Comtec have announced a partnership to distribute Hexoskin's biometric clothing and connected health software alongside Kissei's products in the Japanese market. The partnership also involves the integration of Hexoskin data in Kissei's sports science and health research software.

"This partnership with Kissei will help Hexoskin support more sports science and health research projects in Japan", said Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, CEO and co-founder of Hexoskin. "This is part of our plan to expand our activities in clinical and medical applications worldwide."

"The Hexoskin smart shirt has been attracting attention as a supportive technology for personal healthcare in Japan. By fusing the excellent know-how of the sensing technology of Hexsokin and clinical and research know-how of Kissei Comtec, we will develop and provide unique healthcare services for the Japanese market." said Kazuhisa Hanamura, overseas manager for the public sector and medical solutions at Kissei Comtec.

Hexoskin smart shirts are widely recognized as the most sophisticated biometric clothing product on the market today. Its new award-winning Hexoskin Smart has a SDK for mobile developers, providing direct access to Hexoskin's data and an API for cloud-based health and research applications. Users can download complete raw data for analysis and export it to third party software.

Hexoskin works for both iPhone and Android users, and different shirt models are available for men, women, and kids. Hexoskin shirts are odor-resistant, comfortable, and safe to use in various real-life situations from sleeping to contact sports. Hexoskin shirts are also scientifically validated to accurately measure heart rate, breathing, and movement, providing users with insights about their physical training, sleep, and daily activities whether awake or asleep.

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, and provide a new, convenient way to understand human health in real-life environments. In addition to serving its clients in sports science and health research, Hexoskin is a supplier of smart clothing for aerospace and military organisations in many countries, including Canada and the United States. For more information, visit www.hexoskin.com and @Hexoskin on Twitter.

About Kissei Comtec

Kissei Comtec is a division of Kissei, a Japanase conglomerate focused on pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Kissei Comtec has created a diverse line-up of original software and systems in the medical field, ranging from biosignal analysis software that has become the standard in medical research, motion analysis systems specialized for waking analysis for use in physical rehabilitation, to systems for general health management and disease prevention.

More information on Hexoskin smart shirts is available in Japanese here: http://www.kicnet.co.jp/medical/biosignal/HEXOSKIN/index.html

Cold weather will never be a good excuse anymore

 

You asked for it

Over the past few months we've had lots of happy users ask us to add sleeves, a collar, and why not, make the shirt warmer.

(drum roll, please)

We're pleased to announce that we were able to do all 3, giving birth to World's first cold weather smart shirt: the Hexoskin Arctic! And, since we're never afraid of taking on life-threatening challenges, we've even thrown in a couple of thumb holes for your comfort.

 

So, what's new in this shirt?

Apart from the obvious sleeves and collar, we've used a new textile, once again from Italy, that offers comfort similar to Merino wool. The fabric itself is based on research on polar bears' fur and how they trap heat between their skin and their fur. The textile we use does the same, while allowing natural evaporation of perspiration: absorbing very little water, the fabric dries rapidly, while keeping the body temperature constant. This reduces energy consumption to a minimum and improves athletic performance. As said above we've also added thumb holes and a zipper to the pocket, and of course the shirt is still machine-washable and very resistant to pilling and abrasion. You'll love it!

 

Limited edition, order now!

We're only going to produce a few hundred pieces of this limited edition cold weather smart shirt, so don't waste any time, order yours today! We're including a complimentary Hexoskin running hat in the first 20 orders.


order the hexoskin arctic shirt now


Hexoskin Wins "Most Innovative Consumer Health" Product Award at INTERFACE - Future of Health

This September's INTERFACE summit's theme was "The Future of Health", and Hexoskin was lucky enough to be invited to the event. It was a great opportunity for us to share ideas with our friends from Pebble and Ayogo on a panel about health and technology. The event lasted two days of intense discussions about how to improve public health, preventive health, personalized health, changing behaviours, big data for healthcare, sports medicine, genetic testing and more.

The hundreds of attendees liked our vision for the Future of Health, and Hexoskin won the "Most Innovative Consumer Health" product award!

 

 

Finally, we love when Vancouver greets us with great weather and probably one of the nicest landscapes in North America. This is the view we had from the Vancouver Conference Center. We'll be back for sure!

 

mHealth Summit Washington Dec 3-5

 

The Hexoskin team will be exhibiting at the mHealth Summit Washington Dec 3-5 in Washington.

Visit us at Booth # 935-9 in the Start Up Pavillion.

Be among the first to see a demo of Hexoskin.  To book an appointment in advance, please contact us.

Entretiens Jacques-Cartier: Nov 19-20, Lyon, France

Our CEO, Pierre-Alexandre Fournier will be speaking at Entretiens Jacques-Cartier: November 19 Lyon, France

11 H 50 / Pierre Alexandre FOURNIER, CEO, Hexoskin, Montréal, Canada

12 H 00 Focus Flash : le développement des solutions de télémédecine et de télécardiologie
 

For more information, please contact us

Medica: November 14-17, Nuremberg et Dusselfdorf

Our CEO, Pierre-Alexandre Fournier will be attending Medica November 14-17 .

Hall 16, G50

To book a meeting, please contact us