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Hexoskin presents its data-driven model for algorithms development and AI services at Intelligent Health 2019, in Basel

On September 12th this week, Hexoskin's Co-founder & CTO Jean-François Roy will discuss sensors, data, and AI in medicine at the Intelligent Health AI conference in Basel, Switzerland.

Hexoskin has been chosen among only 5 companies in the world to present at the Showcase event at the conference sponsored by Novartis. Hexoskin's Chief Technology Officer Jean-François Roy will present new opportunities for healthcare and pharmaceutical organizations to uncover new insights from the data they have collected from clinical trials.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning have the potential to transform drug development and reduce the time to market of much-needed therapies in various therapeutic areas, including rare diseases, and find new cures for millions of patients.

The Hexoskin end-to-end data platform is secure and platform agnostic. Hexoskin's clients have access to cost-effective tools to manage clinical studies, collect rich health data, and build unique databases and datasets for machine learning & AI projects.

Hexoskin has a dedicated group of AI & biomedical researchers with years of experience in preparing and analyzing health data, and in the development of machine learning algorithms with health data. Its research team collects new vital signs data and use external datasets to answer novel research questions.

 

 

“Hexoskin was founded in 2006 to develop sensors and information systems to support Artificial Intelligence applications for clinical research and healthcare”.

  • Jean-François Roy is CTO and co-founder of Hexoskin (Carré Technologies Inc.). Since 2006 he leads the R&D company development to develop wearable biosensors and mobile applications.  He is a specialist in embedded systems, an experienced ASIC, FPGA and board designer. He also developed signal processing algorithms in many programming languages. He’s been involved with the design, development, integration, and testing of the Hexoskin/Astroskin system and related biomedical technologies since 2006.

 About Hexoskin:

Founded in 2006 in Montreal, Hexoskin is the leader in non-invasive sensors, smart clothing, software, data science & AI services. Hexoskin launched in 2013 the first washable smart shirts that capture cardiac, respiratory, and activity body metrics. The Hexoskin platform is an end-to-end software system to monitor and analyse users' general health, vital signs, sleep, and activity, using built-in sensors embedded in smart garments made in Canada.

The Hexoskin smart clothing and Hexoskin Connected Health Platform has been used to collect data for over 70 scientific publications in the fields of cardiology, respiratory, behavioural & physiological psychology, sleep patterns, circadian rhythms, effects of aging on physical performance, and AI-Machine Learning. The company provides custom solutions, R&D project management, and services to international clients including pharmaceuticals, research centers, government agencies, and healthcare providers.

Hexoskin Unveils Smart Tools for Connected Health & Patient Remote Monitoring

In 2013, Hexoskin launched a unique solution that revolutionized how we monitor cardiac, respiratory, activity, and sleep data with sensors embedded in a comfortable and machine washable smart garment.

Hexoskin was the first smart clothing compatible with the iPhone. We also opened our API to allow developers and researchers to leverage the value provided by our solutions.

Today, the Hexoskin Connected Health Platform is an end-to-end solution that offers leading-edge sensors, software, and data science tools. It is used by researchers, public and private organizations, athletes, and users who value precise, accessible, and useful health data.

The Hexoskin Connected Health Platform is currently used for Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence research and projects that will change how patients receive care. Here is an overview of the Hexoskin Connected Health Platform.

 

The Hexoskin Connected Platform is a powerful, yet flexible option that can fit any project sizes. Try it today ! Visit our Health Research Page to learn more about the research and validation conducted with Hexoskin. You can always contact us if you have any questions or need advises on how to leverage the Hexoskin Connected Health Platform for your research or project. 

 

About Hexoskin
Founded in 2006 in Montreal, Carré Technologies Inc. (Hexoskin) is involved in the development of non-invasive sensors, software & applications, data science & AI services. Hexoskin’s mission is to record and organize personal health information and make it accessible and useful.

Hexoskin, a non-invasive system, used to monitor sleep and save costs

As seen in the AARP document, The Longevity Economy – How People Over 50 are Driving Economic and Social Value in the U.S., ‘’early experiments also indicate that Hexoskin may facilitate remote monitoring/telehealth—in uses ranging from ambient assisted living (AAL) to sleep health (Banejee, T. et al., 2015) (…) This reduces both public and individual healthcare costs, and is minimally intrusive for patients.’’

 



Hexoskin is the only clinically validated system that continuously 
records ECG with respiratory lung functions and daily/sleep activities. It is used more and more to assess sleep quality at home and in clinical studies. In fact, all the data recorded with Hexoskin are important to consider when it comes to wellness and longevity.

Here is the link to the AARP document: The Longevity Economy

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Sleep disorders can have a dramatic impact on a person's health. According to the American College of Cardiology, obstructive sleep apnea affects more than 12 millions American adults which most of the time aren't diagnosed. The relationship between sleep disorders and cardiovascular diseases is well documented.

Hexoskin presents its research at SLEEP 2017 in Boston (June 3-7)

Hexoskin is going to attend the SLEEP 2017 conference next week June 3-7 in Boston. Dr. Roger Godbout, professor at the University of Montreal and researcher at Hospital Rivières-des-Prairies, is going to present the results of a sleep monitoring clinical trial we've done with his research lab.

Hexoskin has been involved in clinical research and sleep analysis algorithm development since 2012. Researchers and professionals love how easy it is to access physiological data with Hexoskin.

Here's the link to the program for SLEEP 2017: Conference official program.

We will be presenting at the session “O01: Circadian Rhythms, Activity, and Sleep Assessment” on Sunday, June 4th, 2017 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM in collaboration with Dr. Roger Godbout. We are scheduled to present from 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM.

 

Hexoskin smart shirts measure the quantity and quality of your sleep and are used for long-term sleep evaluation at home. Hexoskin is not a medical device. The monitoring system is used for clinical research and performance training. Hexoskin smart shirts are compatible with Android and iOS devices.

Link to our Sleep page: Monitoring your sleep with Hexoskin

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.

 

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.


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