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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.

CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques explains how the Astroskin / Bio-Monitor Smart Shirt keeps an eye on astronauts’ vital signs.

This week, Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques is finalizing the setup of the Bio-Monitor, on the International Space Station!

This advanced smart shirt & health platform is designed to measure and record vital signs in microgravity environment. It will help keep an eye on astronauts' health and enable medical research in space by continuously measuring physiological data.

The Canadian Space Agency's Bio-Monitor is designed to easily send information to the ground, where scientists can monitor astronauts' physiology around the clock as they orbit the planet. Once operational it will be available for the next five years to all participating countries to the International Space Station.

To learn more visit the Astroskin page.

Source:
Video - CSA/NASA

About Astroskin:
In September 2018, Hexoskin launched the Astroskin Research Platform to support various projects and health research on earth. The Astroskin is based on the Bio-Monitor and is further adapted to be used on earth. Astroskin offers an end-to-end platform to collect real-world evidence with space-grade garments that include sensors embedded in the fabric such as a 3-lead electrocardiogram, breathing sensors, pulse oximeter, blood pressure, skin temperature, and activity sensors.

 

Hexoskin Application Programming Interface (API) Update

We've done important improvements to the platform over the past year. We've improved the speed of many frequently used functions, and added security and privacy measures that will benefit both developers and users. Some of the improvements mean we'll bring down older versions of the Hexoskin API, including versions supporting OAuth 1.0. That means all authentication will need to be made using OAuth 2.0 starting in April. 

The current Hexoskin API version is 4.5.0.*

*API versions older than 4.0.0 will be retired on Wednesday April 10th, 2019 12PM EDT.

We invite you to go to our Developer page to learn more about developer tools and documentation. For more information, please contact the Hexoskin API team: api@hexoskin.com

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.

Join Us for the upcoming Hexoskin Live Webinar on Artificial Intelligence, Cardiovascular & Respiratory Health Research with Hexoskin


It's not too late to register for this Hexoskin Live Webinar on Artificial Intelligence, Cardiovascular & Respiratory Health Research with Hexoskin, that will cover the latest fields of applications & research studies. Our guest speaker, Thomas Beltrame, PhD, will discuss his work with his fellow research team at University of Waterloo to evaluate cardiovascular & respiratory health with Hexoskin and machine learning.

We will also present how the Hexoskin and Astroskin end-to-end platforms can support research and professional organizations for their Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence projects. Don't miss your chance to register!

HEXOSKIN LIVE WEBINAR:
Artificial Intelligence, Cardiovascular & Respiratory Health Research with Hexoskin
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 12:00 PM (EST) - via the Zoom Video Conferencing software

Speakers: 
Pierre-Alexandre Fournier
CEO & Co-Founder, Hexoskin

Thu Ngan Trinh PhD
Clinical Applications Specialist, Hexoskin

Guest Speaker: 
Thomas Beltrame PhD
Department of Physiotherapy - Federal University of São Carlos
Institute of Computing - University of Campinas

If you are unable to attend, you can still register and we will send you the recorded webcast by email afterward. 

We look forward to your presence for this special event!

Live Webinar - Artificial Intelligence, Cardiovascular & Respiratory Health Research with Hexoskin



Join Us for our Hexoskin Live Webinar on February 27th! 

We invite you to attend our Live Webinar on Artificial Intelligence, Cardiovascular & Respiratory Health Research with Hexoskin, that will cover the latest fields of applications & research studies. Our guest speaker, Thomas Beltrame, PhD, will discuss his work with his fellow research team at University of Waterloo to evaluate cardiovascular & respiratory health with Hexoskin and machine learning.

We will also present how the Hexoskin and Astroskin end-to-end platforms can support research and professional organizations for their Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence projects.

HEXOSKIN LIVE WEBINAR:
Artificial Intelligence, Cardiovascular & Respiratory Health Research with Hexoskin
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, at 12:00 PM (EST) - via the Zoom Video Conferencing software

Speakers: 
Pierre-Alexandre Fournier
CEO & Co-Founder, Hexoskin

Thu Ngan Trinh PhD
Clinical Applications Specialist, Hexoskin

Guest Speaker: 
Thomas Beltrame PhD
Department of Physiotherapy - Federal University of São Carlos
Institute of Computing - University of Campinas

If you are unable to attend, you can still register and we will send you the recorded webcast by email afterward. 

We look forward to your presence for this special event!

Deployment of the Bio-Monitor in Space by Canadian Space Agency Astronaut David Saint-Jacques (CSA)

This week, Canadian Space Agency Astronaut David Saint-Jacques deployed and tested for the first time in space a new Canadian technology: the Bio-Monitor System.

This advanced smart shirt is designed to measure and record vital signs in microgravity environment. It will help keep an eye on astronauts' health and enable medical research in space by continuously measuring physiological data.

The Canadian Space Agency's Bio-Monitor is designed to easily send information to the ground, where scientists can monitor astronauts' physiology around the clock as they orbit the planet. Once operational it will be available for the next five years to all participating countries to the International Space Station.

To learn more: http://asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/missions/expedition58/default.asp.
Photo: CSA/NASA

 

Last Year, Erica Wiebe donated her Hexoskin to Museum after winning gold at the Olympics

  

Erica Wiebe won gold in 75kg Freestyle wrestling in Rio de Janeiro at the 2016 Summer Olympics, and she donates her Hexoskin to the Canada Museum of Sciences and Technology (Ottawa). We are proud to have been part of her physical preparation!

Picture by: Ashley Fraser (Post Media)

Video and article here

She also said in an interview that she will wear her Hexoskin in the next Olympic Games: ''and as I prepare for Tokyo 2020 I'm going to be using it too.''

 



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.

2 nominations for Hexoskin at the 4th Edition of the Connected Objects Awards NPA in Paris

The Ceremony of the Connected Objects Awards is an initiative of the NPA Conseil. The aim of this initiative is to distinguish the most innovative connected objects and services. It will take place tomorrow May 16th in Paris. Hexoskin has 2 nominations in the category Wellness, Health and Body-control: Monitoring of physical activity, coaching and sports practice, and object or service for the elderly or handicapped. 

https://www.trophee-objets-connectes.fr/
 

The Laureates will be announced tomorrow afternoon at La Maison des Travaux Publics (Paris 8e). Let's keep in touch!

Hexoskin discusses health innovation and medical procurement at ProcurMed 2017

ProcurMed 2017, a Canadian MedTech Procurement Forum, took place today May 11th in Montreal. Our CEO Pierre-Alexandre Fournier shared experiences and lessons learned in working with hospitals in Canada and the United States.

Procurmed 2017 Montreal Canada

Hospital procurement and innovation departments, payors, and medical devices and health IT companies from Ontario, Quebec, Massachusetts, Vermont, and other states shared ideas on how to make it easier for innovative technologies to go through the procurement process. We talked shared risk, integrating pilots in procurement, and how to do procurement in a value-based healthcare system.


Procurmed 2017 Montreal Canada Panel

From left to right on the picture: Sophie Cerny (Québec government office in Boston), Stuart Kozlick (Kinova), and Pierre-Alexandre Fournier (Hexoskin)

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