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September 18, 2018


Hexoskin Opens its Doors for the Montreal Startup Open House 2018!

Hexoskin is happy to participate in the Montreal Startup Open House 2018 organized with Montreal NewTech. On Thursday, September 20, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, our team will welcome the public to its Montréal headquarters (5800 St-Denis #402A, métro Rosemont).


This year, our guests can expect a special tour of our offices, products demos, a fire chat with our CEO and CTO cofounders. This is an opportunity to get a glimpse of what we do and to discuss in a relax atmosphere with several members of our team (Sales, Marketing, Products, Engineering, Textile and Software).

The event is completely free! You can register online now!

Register online at this link

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 took a different approach to non-portable and invasive monitoring solutions by releasing in 2013 a washable smart garment with cardiac, respiratory and activity sensors embedded in the textile used by its clients in sports, research, healthcare, pharmaceutical, security, defense and aerospace industries.

Since its launch, the Hexoskin end-to-end open platform which includes body-worn sensors, mobile and web apps, a cloud-based database, and a data analysis server has been used by researchers & developers in over 60 scientific publications.

Hexoskin’s provide solutions and services directly to customers & athletes; and through B2B contracts in security, defense & aerospace agencies, pharmaceutical companies, academics, and healthcare organizations.

Careers at Hexoskin

We are hiring! Look our job postings here

Hexoskin is based on a diverse and multi-disciplinary team of carefully selected members. We offer:

  • The opportunity to work on health-related projects (sports, health research, sleep medicine, space missions, etc.)
  • Lots of opportunities to innovate and take initiatives
  • The chance to work with the latest health sensors and wearables
  • A flexible work environment with health benefits.

Columbia University Research Measures Impact of Air Pollution on Cyclists in NYC

Commuting by bike is a great way to include physical activity in our day-to-day living. However the impact of air pollution on cyclists is not something that is well understood.

Columbia University researchers Steven Chillrud, Darby Jack, and their colleagues from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory have been using Hexoskin smart shirts and other sensors to collect data on pollution exposure in a real-world settings. This allows them to map pollution exposure around New York city. These maps can be used by cyclists and policy makers to better plan bike paths and bike lanes.

This project will have an important impact on urban design and mobility. Vice News covered their research project this week in this video:

 

Join Our Live Webinar on May 30th!

The Hexoskin Connected Health Platform is used by researchers in many domains all around the world. Remote & Continuous Respiratory Monitoring is a field of interest that is gaining momentum, but few non-invasive solutions exist to monitor the lung function of subjects and patients.

We invite you to our second webinar that will cover our latest results and applications in respiratory research. We will also present how Hexoskin can monitor COPD patients by using its very unique physiological data.

Webinar: Remote & Continuous Respiratory Monitoring with Hexoskin
30 May 2018, at 12:00 PM (EST) - via the Zoom Video Conferencing software

Speaker: Thu Ngan Trinh, PhD, Clinical Application Specialist at Hexoskin
Guest Speaker: Ruud van Leuteren, MSc, PhD Candidate in Neonatology at the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam.

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

We look forward to your presence at this new webinar!

 

About Hexoskin
Founded in 2006, Hexoskin has designed a system 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. Hexoskin offers a non-invasive solution for longitudinal studies in cardiology, respiratory, sleep, CNS, activity, stress and mental illness. 

Meet us at BIO in Boston on June 4-8, 2018!

Hexoskin will be attending the BIO International Convention in Boston, June 4-7, 2018 for its second year! The Smart Clothing industry's leader will present its new clinically validated collection of Smart Garments for clinical research. Hexoskin will also showcase the Hexoskin Smart, the best health monitor for continuous cardiac, respiratory, activity and sleep tracking. Hexoskin will also unveil a new solution to manage clinical trials and report real-world evidence with Machine Learning & AI. Come meet us!

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Fierce Pharma: Pharma has a real-world problem, and it's the lag in its sensor adoption

Adoption of mobile and connected health tech in clinical trials is a real-world challenge for pharmaceutical companies. Our CEO Pierre-Alexandre Fournier has shared his thoughts recently about the adoption of mobile and connected health tech with Fierce Pharma.

"The industry needs to get with it now or pay for it later—literally. The reason? Sensor tech will be adopted faster at a large scale in healthcare than in pharma trials, and that means “the drugs you are developing today are going to be seen with tools that you are not using in your trials right now.”  That could cost drugmakers billions of dollars if they launch products only to find that monitoring tech turns up real-world outcomes that don’t meet payers’ standards."

Read more on Fierce Pharma.

 

April 09, 2018


Hexoskin is launching the next generation of Smart Garments!

It's with a lot of excitement that we announce today the availability of our improved Smart Clothing available with the Hexoskin Smart device! The Hexoskin Smart provides improved features for the most advanced Tech Clothing on earth!

 


Improving on the features of our previous models, the Hexoskin Smart is raising the bar once again for advanced health monitoring along with the industry-leading Hexoskin Smart Garments newly upgraded. The Hexoskin Smart allows you to track your health and analyze your data longer with our newly improved Smart Shirts. The Hexoskin Smart Kits represent the best of the fitness trackers, heart monitor, continuous respiratory and sleep tracker with more precision. The Smart is compatible with all previous Hexoskin Smart Garments and comes with new features and capabilities, including:  

- An improved 4.1 Bluetooth connectivity
- A longer battery life with over 30 hours of autonomy on a single charge
- Compatible with iOS & Android, Apple Health App, Apple Watch, Wear OS
- Compatible with 3rd party applications such as Runtastic, Runkeeper & MapMyRun

Download 
Hexoskin Product Specifications


Contact us
to get your Hexoskin Smart or to ask any questions you might have!

February 28, 2018


Meet us at HIMSS18 next week!

Hexoskin will be at HIMSS18 in Las Vegas next week! Come by our Booth #8700-47 to get insights about the Hexoskin Connected Health Platform, wearable health sensors & AI solutions. 

We have designed a system 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. Hexoskin offers a non-invasive solution for continuous monitoring in cardiology, respiratory, sleep, CNS, activity, stress and mental illness.

Contact us to book a meeting with our dedicated team during the show or to schedule a phone call regarding your future & ongoing projects.

About Hexoskin
Hexoskin is the world leader in smart clothing and body sensing technologies. Hundreds of researchers are already using Hexoskin for clinical research and real-time monitoring. The company has announced last year it will equip the International Space Station (ISS) with a bio-monitoring system for astronauts in collaboration with NASA and the Canadian Space Agency.

Twitter: @Hexoskin

February 22, 2018


Presenting our Healthcare Platform at HIMSS 2018

This year, Hexoskin is going to attend 2018 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition to discuss its latest advancements.

Visit us at Booth #8700-47 at the Venetian Palazzo-Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas from March 5-9.

BOOK A MEETING WITH OUR TEAM HERE.

 


At Hexoskin, we all have the desire to innovate in the realm of healthcare.

We create evolutive and interoperable solutions that help healthcare providers manage groups of people simultaneously and provide better healthcare.

Hexoskin makes the only product in the world designed to provide real-world, clinical data for cardiac, respiratory, daily and sleep activity continuously and in the long term.

The Hexoskin open platform (API) records health data and makes it accessible and useful to improve patient engagement and experience as well as providing a global insight on health conditions for care and research purposes.


About Hexoskin
Founded in 2006, Hexoskin has designed a system 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. Hexoskin offers a non-invasive solution for longitudinal studies in cardiology, respiratory, sleep, CNS, activity, stress and mental illness. 

Among other used cases, Hexoskin enables to acquire physiological data after a fall, which helps caregivers to study the fallen person's health condition in real time.

Article Reference:
Context Aware Adaptable Approach for Fall Detection bases on Smart Textile
Mezghani, N. et al. IEEE EMBS International Conference on Biomedical & Health Informatics (BHI), 2017.

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.

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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

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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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