February 13, 2018

AI and the Future of Health

Hexoskin was founded in 2006 to solve healthcare challenges related to population aging. Since then, our team has contributed to science & society by creating analysis and prediction algorithms, and our platform has been used to generate high-resolution data for clinical research, space medicine, and elite athletes.

Hexoskin's vision, from its inception, was to create Artificial Intelligence models (AI) and make health data more accessible and useful. Better data and intelligence facilitate prevention, prediction, and management of chronic conditions to reduce hospitalization rates and provide better patient outcomes for a given budget. It helps patients and providers better communicate.

However, healthcare AI needs relevant and accurate data to learn from. This means you need a digital infrastructure that measures health where and when it matters, and makes data accessible for analysis. This is why we've designed the Hexoskin Smart Garment platform: to collect user's cardiac, respiratory, and physical activity information. We've built convenient tools to get good data from active and chronic patients. We believe good design makes it easier for users to provide the data AI needs to be effective.

Artificial intelligence combined with the data collected by Hexoskin Smart Garments make it possible to predict a variety of conditions and anticipate them with more efficiency. We'll be presenting some of our work in Houston next week, you can register for the event here.


Speakers from Hexoskin, Rice University and Texas Children's Hospital will be in Houston February 21st, 2018 to talk about AI, Machine Learning and Healthcare. Register today here


Some Artificial Intelligence papers published with Hexoskin data:

Evaluating a Potential Commercial Tool for Healthcare Application for People with Dementia
Banerjee, T. et al. Kno.e.sis Publications, #1063, 2015.

Aerobic System Analysis Based on Oxygen Uptake and Hip Acceleration During Random Over-Ground Walking Activities
Beltrame, T. et al. Am J Physiol Regul Integr Comp Physiol, 312: R93-R100, 2017.

ADA - Automatic Detection of Alcohol Usage for Mobile Ambulatory Assessment
Sun, P. et al. IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP), 2016.

Predicting Cognitive States from Wearable Recordings of Autonomic Function
Webster, E. et al. IBM J. Res. Dev. Vol. 6, No. 2/3, pp 2:1-2:11, 2017.

About Hexoskin
Hexoskin is a biometric smart garment, designed and made in Canada, that allows precise long-term monitoring of activity, cardiac and respiratory function as well as sleep quality. Hexoskin’s non-invasive solution is made of high-performance Italian fabric that is lightweight, quick dry, breathable and antibacterial. Hexoskin garment is made for real-life daily activities and is comfortable under regular clothes. The Hexoskin biometric garments are the only clinically validated solution for long-term remote monitoring of cardiorespiratory functions and activity.

December 01, 2017

David St-Jacques wearing the Astroskin for its space mission in November 2018

Mission confirmed for fall 2018. Canadian astronaut David St-Jacques announced Wednesday his mission in Space in the Soyouz Capsule for next November, wearing the Astroskin.

Read the article in La Presse

About Hexoskin
Hexoskin is the only clinically validated system that records continuously ECG with respiratory lung function and daily/sleep activities. The end-to-end connected platform is designed to minimize user setup time and collect remotely real-world evidence over long periods. The data is synchronized for advanced data management and analysis. Hexoskin is compatible with iOS, Android, Watch OS and Android Wear. The Hexoskin open platform also enables third-party IOT, AI, and sensors integration

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November 27, 2017

Hexoskin demonstrates its health monitoring technology at the 3rd Dubai Future Accelerators Program

It was a great honor for Hexoskin to demonstrate its Connected Health Platform at the closing ceremony of 3rd Dubai Future Accelerators Program this weekend. His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Dubai Future Foundation (DFF) was attending and Hexoskin demonstrated live health metrics recorded with its biometric clothing technology. You can watch a demonstration video here.

"Dubai is now a global hub for advanced technologies and a platform to exchange experience and learn about the latest developments", said Sheikh Hamdan. View the article here.

At the same event, the Dubai Health Authority represented by His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Obaid Al Qatami, Chairman of the Board, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Hexoskin to support a monitoring program for heart failure patients at the Dubai Rashid Hospital.

In Gulf News, we can read that the Prince added that the results of this 3rd program "is pressing ahead confidently towards the future, creating an enabling and stimulating environment to accelerate the achievement of the goals". The event was taking place in the Dubai Future Accelerators' offices in the Emirates Towers in Dubai.

About Hexoskin: 
Hexoskin is a Smart Shirt that monitors cardiac, respiratory, sleep, and activity data. Hexoskin is used in clinical research for telemonitoring of patients with chronic diseases such as heart and respiratory diseases. 

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November 09, 2017

Medical Design Technology Mag covers Hexoskin

Go take a look at the Wearables section of the Medical Design Technology to find an article about Hexoskin.

The article ''Sensors Embedded in Clothing Measures Respiratory and Activity Metrics'' was published on November 6th, 2017 by Lexie Metzler. 

About Hexoskin
Founded in 2006 in Montreal (Canada), Hexoskin offers a non-invasive solution for longitudinal studies in cardiology, respiratory, sleep, CNS, activity, stress and mental illness. Hexoskin took a different approach to current monitoring solutions by developing a washable smart garment with cardiac, respiratory and activity sensors embedded in the textile. Hexoskin is the only clinically validated system that records continuously ECG with respiratory lung function and daily/sleep activities. The end-to-end connected platform is designed to minimize user setup time and collect remotely real-world evidence over long periods. The data is synchronized for advanced data management and analysis. Hexoskin is compatible with iOS, Android, Watch OS and Android Wear. The Hexoskin open platform also enables third-party IOT, AI, and sensors integration. 

October 19, 2017

Better At-Home Rehabilitation with Connected Health

This year again, the Hexoskin team will attend the Connected Health Conference in Boston. The event is from October 25th to 27th at the Seaport World Trade Center, and brings together healthcare, life sciences and technologies organisations involved in deploying new connected technologies to deliver better care to patients.
On October 26th, Hexoskin's co-founder and CEO Pierre-Alexandre Fournier will talk about how technology is used to better support patients in completing their rehabilitation program. Hexoskin is working with hospitals and healthcare groups in many countries to design programs adapted to their respective patients population, to improve compliance, quality, and efficiency of prevention and rehabilitation programs.

Details of the presentation:
Presentation time: Thursday, October 26th, 3:00pm ET.
Title: Better At-Home Rehabilitation with Connected Health
Speaker: Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, CEO & Co-Founder, Hexoskin
Join us in the heart of Boston's Innovation District. #connectedhealth #ch2017 #connect2health

About Hexoskin
Hexoskin’s mission is to record and organize personal health information and make it accessible and useful. It’s the only clinically validated system that records continuously cardio-respiratory functions and daily/sleep activities. The system has been designed to minimize user setup time and to maximize vital signs monitoring over long periods in a non-obstructive way with sensors embedded in a Smart Shirt. Data are synced to local and remote servers for health data management and analysis. 
October 11, 2017

Hexoskin is shaping the future of healthcare at the Dubai Future Accelerators

It’s with great pleasure that Hexoskin our participation in the 3rd cohort of the Dubai Future Accelerators! Hexoskin will be hosted by the Dubai Future Accelerators with three other companies to meet this year's health challenges defined by the Dubai Health Authority (DHA). Around 20 companies from all around the world have submitted their applications to participate, and we are very happy to have made the cut with the other companies. Four members of the Montreal team were present at the opening Ceremony on October 2nd in Dubai. Our challenge will be to support Dubai in reducing health costs, while increasing the efficiency and the potential of diagnosis, prevention and remote monitoring by a factor of 10. 

''Hexoskin will work within the Dubai Future Accelerators and partner with the DHA to design the most advanced healthcare programs and make Dubai a global hub that connects patients to the best healthcare services in the world.'' - Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, Co-Founder and CEO, Hexoskin


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Medipense Demonstrates Hexoskin Integration at the Medtech Conference

Medipense announced this week its innovative RxPense medication management and remote monitoring device at the MedTech Conference, and demonstrated its integration with Hexoskin biometric shirts. 

“I’m so proud to officially launch the RxPense Nova17, the birth of a new generation in medication dispensing, for those who struggle staying adherent to multiple medications” stated Terry Fagen, President and Founder of Medipense.

"Medipense has a unique solution for medication management, and we're glad they chose Hexoskin as a vital signs monitoring partner. Our companies share a common same vision for connected health and the future in healthcare" says Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, CEO of Hexoskin.

The MedTech Conference is in San Jose, California from September 25th to September 27th 2017.

About Medipense

Medipense is the inventor and manufacturer of RxPense®, an integrated, intelligent and connected medication therapy management and remote monitoring system designed for Seniors, Chronic Care Patients, Disabled Veterans, and those with complex medication regimens.

About Hexoskin

Hexoskin is the world leader in smart clothing for health monitoring. Hexoskin smart shirts are used by thousands of athletes, trainers, and health professionals 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 organizations in many countries, including the United States.

September 21, 2017

A word from Hexoskin for World Alzheimer Day

This September 21st, we would like to highlight World Alzheimer Day. Alzheimer is the most common form of dementia affecting people worldwide.

Hexoskin is working more and more on detecting cognitive conditions, as we can see in several studies (Sun et al., Webster et al., TELUQ, etc.). In fact, our system provides cardiac and respiratory functions simultaneously, as well as activity with a 3-axis accelerometer. For example, we are working with the Montreal TELUQ team that has developed an application for fall detection with Hexoskin. The advantage is being able to get the vital functions to determine the condition of the patient following a fall. For more details, visit our research section.

Here is a link for Alzheimer Canada website.

Help us to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia.

Hexoskin Now Compatible with Sleep Monitoring App SleepRate

Good news for those who own the new Hexoskin SMART, we are now compatible with SleepRate! This App allows you to access deep insights into the detailed structure of your sleep cycles and makes you aware of potential sleep issues. By walking you step by step through a personalized sleep improvement plan, the app provides a custom-tailored therapy program to improve your sleep.


Good sleep habits lead to a healthier life. This September, be part of the Global Sleep Fix program, the world’s first global sleep assessment, for free! It’s simple: after you download the SleepRate App, register at and monitor your sleep at least three nights out of seven days to receive your confidential, personalized sleep evaluation report. In addition to getting your heart rate, breathing rate and sleep movements with Hexoskin, get advice about how to change your sleeping habits for optimal sleep.


Presenting An AI Approach to Maximize Pipeline Value at DPharm

This year again, Hexoskin is attending the DPharm Conference, taking place in Boston September 6-8.

On September 7th, Hexoskin's CEO Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, will talk about opportunities for Pharma companies to uncover new insights from the data they have collected from trials, and how to take advantage of AI/machine learning advances to maximize pipeline value.

Hexoskin has been developing machine learning and data mining algorithms since 2006. With its wearable health sensors, it has accumulated terabytes of health data from thousands of users. The company has a long experience in dealing with large datasets, and is working with healthcare and pharmaceutical organizations to unlock value from clinical trials data, health research, and more.


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