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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!

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.

May 30, 2015

Athletes › France › Sports › Squash ›


Camille Serme, Europe's #1 Female Squash Player, joins the Hexoskin team!

We're thrilled to welcome Camille Serme, winner of the British Open 2015 and first female player to win FOUR Europe Squash Championships in a row, in the Hexoskin team. What an amazing season she just completed!

Sports Illustrated spotlights Hexoskin's biometric shirt

Tom Taylor gives his thoughts on Hexoskin's smart shirt and what makes it so valuable for coaches and their athletes.

"These shirts are designed to give athletes the same sort of data they could get from a performance lab—for example, heart rate recovery and lung capacity—but in more natural environments and without needing to be hooked up to a machine."

"Since the shirts went on sale in 2013, use by professional athletes has been growing. Several members of the Canadian Olympic team in Sochi last year used Hexoskin shirts, including sisters Justine and Chloé Dufour-Lapointe, who won gold and silver, respectively, in the dual moguls competition. The Brooklyn Nets strength and conditioning coach Dr. Jeremy Bettle also uses the shirts to track his players’ physiology both on and off the court. And Cirque du Soleil even uses Hexoskin to monitor its performers during training."

"According to Fournier, one future use of Hexoskin shirts could be screening for possible concussions in sports. Though the shirts would not provide sufficient data to diagnose a concussion, they could be used to pick up some of the early symptoms, including breathing and heart rate irregularities, allowing team doctors to work out which players might need closer medical attention."

Read the paper here: Hexoskin's biometric shirt offers wearable performance tracking

Hexoskin Announces Compatibility with Android GPS Smart Watches at CE Week in New York

The Hexoskin team is proud to announce that the Hexoskin Android app is now compatible with Android smart watches, including the Omate Truesmart and the Neptune Pine. Smart watches run the Hexoskin app like an Android phone does, providing GPS stats and real-time connectivity to the cloud for Hexoskin biometric stats.

  

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Come and see us at PHATS-SPHEM

As a Canadian company hockey is in our blood. We'll be happy to meet you at PHATS-SPHEM in Orlando from June 19th to June 24th.

Come by our booth #151 and chat!

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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.