Hexoskin presented its technology for health monitoring at the Wearable Expo at Tokyo Big Sight this week. We were present on the show floor with our Japanese partners Kissei Comtec, and had the chance to visit Tokyo and Matsumoto.
Dozens of top health research organizations and sports performance labs in Japan use Hexoskin's open data platform for physiology monitoring. If you're in Japan you can contact Kissei Comtec for Japanese training and support.
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!
"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
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.View full article →