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December 17, 2019

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Hexoskin End of Year Retrospective

This year has been great for Hexoskin and our users! Looking back, 2019 was one the most innovative and exciting year we had yet. We thought it would be great to do a retrospective of a few milestones!

Every day at Hexoskin, we aim to address today's and tomorrow’s health challenges. We launched this year 5 new state-of-the-art tools for researchers & professionals that are pushing the boundaries of health research every day:

  • We made the Hexoskin Connected Health Platform available to fully support remote patient monitoring and physiological data visualization and analysis.
  • We released the new Hexoskin Dashboard for health monitoring, data reporting, and sharing.
  • We launched the widely acclaimed Hexoskin ProShirt line of smart garments which boasts an all-new design to monitor a wide range of daily activities. 
  • We developed the Astroskin Vitals Signs Monitoring Platform as a tool to promote enhanced physiological assessments on Earth & in Space.
  • The Hexoskin SDK for Android is now available for our community of developers to create groundbreaking health-related apps on Android Smartphones.

Today, the Hexoskin Connected Health Platform is a complete end-to-end solution that offers leading-edge sensors, software, and data science tools. Here is a quick summary of some of the great achievements of Hexoskin and our clients this year:

  • Hexoskin took part in pioneering clinical studies aimed at monitoring patients living with COPD and young children living with rare diseases from the comfort of their home.
  • Hexoskin monitored Cadets and Police Officers during their training & operations to study how Operational Stress Injury (OSI) occur and prevent the development of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
  • Hexoskin is involved in a first-of-its-kind five-year project, building the world’s largest database of vital signs data from patients suffering from Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) (Chronic Fatigue).
  • The Hexoskin Connected Health Platform is part of cutting edge study on sleep, performance, and young athletes with FC Barcelona and Allianz, that will leverage our understanding of young athletes' health development and performance.
  • Our team is contributing to the Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare reflection that will drive the future of AI development in healthcare.
  • Hexoskin's clinically validated smart garments have now been used in 83 scientific publications
  • Astroskin continuously monitored the first person having completed a lightning ascent of Mount Everest in 14 days, thereby gathering unequivocal data on how the human body adapts to high altitude hypoxia.
  • Astroskin / Bio-Monitor System commissioning phase was successfully completed on the International Space Station by Canadian Astronaut David Saint-Jacques. 
  • Italian Astronaut Luca Parmitano launched phase I of a leading Cardiovascular Aging Research in Space and made the system operational for the next five years to all participating countries to conduct space medicine research on the ISS On-Orbit Lab. 
  • Visit the Hexoskin News page to learn more about Hexoskin's new products & services, ongoing Projects & Research. We can't wait to show you what we have in the works for 2020!

    Harness the Power of Hexoskin Connected Health Platform!

    Before you start planning your project, contact us to learn more about how Hexoskin can support you. 

    Download our Product Specifications for Hexoskin and Astroskin
     

    Learn more, Download Hexoskin White Papers

    To learn more on the Hexoskin Connected Health Platform, its applications & capabilities, download Hexoskin White Papers that we released last year and early 2020: 

    • Predicting & Preventing Operational Stress Injuries Using the Hexoskin Connected Health Platform, 2020. Download
    • Estimating Sizes of Hexoskin Garments for Clinical Populations, 2020. Download
    • Monitoring Sleep with Hexoskin, 2019. Download
    • Continuous Monitoring of COPD Patients with Hexoskin, 2019. Download
    • Hexoskin, the Solution to Address the Heart Failure Burden, 2019. Download
    • Astroskin Product Specifications, 2020. Download

      November 20, 2019

      Conventions & Events ›


      Celebrating World COPD Day: Actions & Awareness for COPD

      Today is COPD day. World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day (COPD) is celebrated on the third Wednesday of November every year, in collaboration with health experts, research foundations and patients with COPD.

      COPD is not one single disease but an umbrella term used to describe chronic lung diseases that cause limitations in lung airflow. COPD is a life-threatening disease in advanced cases. It is an under-diagnosed and life-threatening lung disease, leading cause of death in the United States, affecting 16 million Americans and millions more who don’t know they have it. 

      Help support research and education by giving to the COPD Foundation that undertakes daily initiatives to improve the lives of individuals affected by COPD, and expand care services for COPD. The Foundation’s activities focus on achieving these results through education and advocacy programs and research that will lead to prevention, and someday, a cure for this disease.

      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 80 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.

      November 08, 2019

      #pulications ›


      Allianz Partners: "Hexoskin – a smart t-shirt capable of monitoring lung diseases".

      Allianz Parters just published an article "Hexoskin – a smart t-shirt capable of monitoring lung diseases.

      Back 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. 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.

      Thousands of professionals & researchers around the world are using the Hexoskin Connected Health Platform for Health research, Clinical development, First Response & DefenseAeronautics & Space projects, Sports & Performance applications. Our user base is growing at a fast pace and uses Hexoskin in several Therapeutic Areas such as Cardiology, Respiratory, Neurology, Mental Disorders, and Pediatrics to name a few. 

      Read more at: https://allianzpartners-bi.com/news/hexoskin-a-smart-t-shirt-capable-of-monitoring-lung-diseases-606c-333d4.html

      The Hexoskin Connected Health Platform offers Body-Worn Sensors, Technology Solutions, and Data Analytics to support projects of any sizes in order to change how patients receive care. 

      October 23, 2019

      Conventions & Events ›


      Hexoskin is attending this week the Québec Respiratory Health Congress in Montréal.

      Hexoskin is attending this week the Québec Respiratory Health Annual Congress (Congrès Québécois en Santé Respiratoire) of the Quebec Lung Association, on October 24 & 25, 2019 at the Montréal Science Center.

      The Hexoskin team will meet with specialists, researchers and many stakeholders in Respiratory and Pulmonary Health. Our team will present its Connected Health Platform and its expertise for remote monitoring of patients with respiratory diseases from the comfort of their homes.


      At Hexoskin, we're committed to work with organizations like the Québec Lung Association (APQ), American College of Chest Physicians, American Thoracic Society (ATS), COPD Foundation, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR), the American Heart Association (AHA), the Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare (AAIH) and many others to develop new standards of care for these chronic patients.

      If you're a Pharma, a Medical company or a Healthcare provider interested in patient remote monitoring with digital markers, sensors, and AI, please contact us.

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

      October 21, 2019

      Artificial Intelligence › publications ›


      Hexoskin takes part in the AAIH reflection about Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare

      The Alliance for Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare (AAIH) just published a white paper titled "A Primer on AI in Healthcare".

      The Primer on AI in Healthcare attempts to cover many uses for AI in healthcare in a way that is accessible, but also as precise and concrete as possible. We hope this document will serve as a reference for future discussions and publications for all stakeholders in healthcare and AI, including patients and providers.

      A Primer on Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare - A technical introduction
      The 45-page document describes AI approaches and applications in healthcare and biopharma research, and helps introduce standard definitions for the industry.

      The Hexoskin Team is proud to have taken part in this reflection that will drive the future of AI development for Connected Health in healthcare.

      "It was important for me to contribute to this essential white paper. There was a need to clarify terms and concepts in AI with an emphasis on applications in healthcare, biomedical discovery, clinical development, and home care". Pierre-Alexandre-Fournier - CEO at Hexoskin.

       


      About Hexoskin
      Founded in 2006 in Montreal, Hexoskin (Carré Technologies Inc.) 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.

      October 21, 2019

      Conventions & Events ›


      Hexoskin is Attending Chest Annual Meeting in New Orleans On October 19-23, 2019.

      Hexoskin is attending the Chest Annual Meeting on October 19-23, 2019 in New Orleans.

      The Hexoskin Team will be meeting with Chest Physicians and multiple stakeholders from Lung Health and Clinical Chest Medicine. Our team will showcase its Connected Health Platform and expertise for monitoring patients with chronic respiratory & cardiac diseases remotely, from the comfort of their home.

      If your company is interested in digital markers, sensors and AI in healthcare, book a meeting with our team y contacting us.

       

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      October 02, 2019

      products ›


      Introducing the New Hexoskin ProShirt

      Hexoskin is launching the new ProShirt line for Men and Women with an all-new design to withstand the most active lifestyle and diverse daily living activities. The Hexoskin ProShirt comes with built-in textile ECG & Respiratory sensors and a precise Activity sensor.

      New Features for Improved Data Collection and Comfort:

      Inspired by our most advanced users, the new Hexoskin ProShirt delivers a host of new features with 20 upgrades & improvements compared to our standard Hexoskin Smart Clothing product line.

      Today, the Hexoskin ProShirts are used by professional athletes for performance training, police & first responders for longitudinal stress monitoring, and patients in clinical trials living with chronic cardiac & respiratory conditions.

      Key Improvements of the Hexoskin ProShirt for Men & Women Include:

      • Enhanced form factor for a more comfortable fit for active & sleep activities
      • New adjustable elastic belts incorporated into the Hexoskin ProShirt
      • New Dual-Pocket for the Hexoskin Smart recording device to adapt to a wide range of activities and sleeping positions
      • Designed to withstand tough conditions.

      All-New Design for Women:

      • Incorporated shoulder strap adjusters to ensure a comfortable fit
      • Breathable mesh panels that wick away sweat
      • Built-in bra includes pockets for optimal comfort with removable cups.

      Hexoskin ProShirt Specifications:

      • Machine washable (piling and stretching resistant)
      • Lightweight & quick to dry
      • Fit optimized for regulation of moisture/heat
      • 99.9% antibacterial treatment (no odors)
      • Excellent UV Protection
      • 73% Polyamide Micro/27% Elastane.

      September 13, 2019

      Conventions & Events ›


      Meet Hexoskin at the 34th American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) Annual Meeting in Portland (OR) on September 18-21!

      Hexoskin has been working for many years with rehabilitation professionals to provide more insights about patients recovering at home. The 34th American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) Annual Meeting in Portland (OR) on September 18-21 will be another great opportunity to connect with the experts who make rehabilitation easier for patients!

      AACVRP is home for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation professionals, where they discuss and promote experiences, challenges, advances and research. We are looking forward to working with a diverse group of heart, respiratory and rehabilitation care specialists to explore new paths to deliver cutting-edge science that keeps patients in the comfort of their home.

      The Hexoskin Team will be hosting meetings at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OregonOur team will be presenting demos of its new clinically validated collection of Smart Garments for remote patient monitoring along with the Hexoskin Connected Health Platformalready used for rehabilitation and health research in cardiology, pulmonology, psychiatry, rare diseases and many other health conditions.

      Keep patients at home. Make patients healthier. That's what professionals working in cardiac rehabilitation and pulmonary rehabilitation do. All year long. Hexoskin helps them get data about their patients and answer these questions: 

      • how active are my patients?
      • how do their heart/lungs respond to exercise?
      • how compliant are they to their exercise program?

      This helps rehabilitation professionals personalize their approach and provide services to patients remotely. Almost every patient should be in a cardiac rehab program after a heart attack. Currently, in the US and Canada, less than 20% of eligible patients participate in a cardiac rehab program. For pulmonary rehab (COPD patients), it's less than 4%! This low participation rate is costing Medicare billions of dollars in additional hospitalization fees. Most importantly, millions of patients are not getting the care that would keep them out of the hospital. We need to make cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation more accessible. That's why we'll be in Portland this week.

      About Hexoskin
      Founded in 2006 in Montreal, Hexoskin (Carré Technologies Inc.) 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.

      September 09, 2019

      Artificial Intelligence › Conventions & Events ›


      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.

      Meet Hexoskin at DSEI in London on September 10-13, 2019

      Hexoskin is attending the DSEI Defense & Security convention on September 10-13, 2019 in London.

      Our team will be hosting meetings in London with Defense & Security stakeholders to showcase our solutions and expertise for monitoring soldiers & first responders vital signs, health status, stress, and performance in training or in the field. 

      DSEI is the world-leading event that connects governments, national armed forces, industry thought leaders in the global defense, first response, & security supply. Where to showcase the latest equipment and systems available and discover our latest capabilities across the Defense & Security domains. 

        The Hexoskin Team will be introducing the next evolution of smart clothing for defense, first responders, and stress monitoring: the Hexoskin ProShirt.

        Pre-orders are available now and will start shipping on September 10, 2019.

        To learn more about the Hexoskin Connected Health Platform and solutions for First Responders & Defense, book a meeting with our team!

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