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Medipense Demonstrates Hexoskin Integration at the Medtech Conference

Medipense announced this week its innovative RxPense medication management and remote monitoring device at the MedTech Conference, and demonstrated its integration with Hexoskin biometric shirts. 

“I’m so proud to officially launch the RxPense Nova17, the birth of a new generation in medication dispensing, for those who struggle staying adherent to multiple medications” stated Terry Fagen, President and Founder of Medipense.

"Medipense has a unique solution for medication management, and we're glad they chose Hexoskin as a vital signs monitoring partner. Our companies share a common same vision for connected health and the future in healthcare" says Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, CEO of Hexoskin.

The MedTech Conference is in San Jose, California from September 25th to September 27th 2017.



About Medipense

Medipense is the inventor and manufacturer of RxPense®, an integrated, intelligent and connected medication therapy management and remote monitoring system designed for Seniors, Chronic Care Patients, Disabled Veterans, and those with complex medication regimens.

https://medipense.com

About Hexoskin

Hexoskin is the world leader in smart clothing for health monitoring. Hexoskin smart shirts are used by thousands of athletes, trainers, and health professionals 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 organizations in many countries, including the United States.

https://www.hexoskin.com/

September 21, 2017


A word from Hexoskin for World Alzheimer Day

This September 21st, we would like to highlight World Alzheimer Day. Alzheimer is the most common form of dementia affecting people worldwide.

Hexoskin is working more and more on detecting cognitive conditions, as we can see in several studies (Sun et al., Webster et al., TELUQ, etc.). In fact, our system provides cardiac and respiratory functions simultaneously, as well as activity with a 3-axis accelerometer. For example, we are working with the Montreal TELUQ team that has developed an application for fall detection with Hexoskin. The advantage is being able to get the vital functions to determine the condition of the patient following a fall. For more details, visit our research section.


Here is a link for Alzheimer Canada website.

Help us to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia.

Presenting An AI Approach to Maximize Pipeline Value at DPharm

This year again, Hexoskin is attending the DPharm Conference, taking place in Boston September 6-8.


On September 7th, Hexoskin's CEO Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, will talk about opportunities for Pharma companies to uncover new insights from the data they have collected from trials, and how to take advantage of AI/machine learning advances to maximize pipeline value.

Hexoskin has been developing machine learning and data mining algorithms since 2006. With its wearable health sensors, it has accumulated terabytes of health data from thousands of users. The company has a long experience in dealing with large datasets, and is working with healthcare and pharmaceutical organizations to unlock value from clinical trials data, health research, and more.

 

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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.''

 



Officers and First Responders Monitor Stress for Health Prevention

Everyday, first responders put their own lives at risk to help individuals, families, and communities. They experience frontline tragical issues, such as accidents, deaths, murders, etc. In Canada, according to the Tema Conter Memorial Trust, ‘’PTSD, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a very real phenomenon facing over 20% of all First Responders’’ (CASP, 2016).


Health data are useful to get insights about the individual’s vitals. Hexoskin provides the physiological data, which gives an easy access to the vital signs information in order to determine the appropriate prevention solutions. Hexoskin can measure and report in real-time, high-level actionable data such as readiness information;  remote dashboard for command center; focus and cognitive assessment; stress and fatigue monitoring; mood status monitoring; energy expenditure and metabolism monitoring.

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July 24, 2017


Hexoskin's Applications & Validations in Cardiology Research

17.7 million people died from cardiovascular diseases in 2015, representing 31% of all global deaths (World Health Organisation). In most cases, cardiovascular diseases can be prevented.

People with cardiovascular disease with a high cardiovascular risk (due to the presence of one or more risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia or already established disease) need early detection and management using counseling and medicines, as appropriate.

Hexoskin is an efficient and accurate solution to collect quantitative data about patients, every day, in real-life situations, over a long period. Researchers in many countries are performing cardiology studies with Hexoskin.
 


Here are a few publications about research projects that used Hexoskin to monitor cardiac and pulmonary activities from participants: 

  • Mouzoune, I. et al. 2nd Quebec Congress in Adaptation-Rehabilitation Research Abstract book, #128. Hexoskin Intelligent Textile Criterion Validity to Assess Cardiopulmonary Function in Healthy Population, 2017 (French).
    Read the abstract here 
  • Al Sayed, C., Vinches, L. and Halle, S. E-Health Telecommunication Systems and Networks, 6, 19-30. Validation of a Wearable Biometric System's Ability to Monitor Heart Rate in Two Different Climate Conditions under Variable Physical Activities, 2017. 
    Read the article here
  • Wilson, S.L. et al. Official Journal of American College of Sports Medicine . Vol. 8, No. 5., #1137. Heart Rate Variability in Aerobically Trained Subject vs. Untrained Subjects in Hypoxic and Normoxic Conditions, 2016. 
    Read the abstract here

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, write us at contact@hexoskin.com, and visit www.hexoskin.com and @Hexoskin on Twitter.

 

Hexoskin Presents Tools for Chronic Care at the AI in Healthcare Summit in San Francisco

Hexoskin is attending the AI in Healthcare Summit in San Francisco this week to present its connected health platform and healthcare AI architecture on Monday, June 26th.

The current hospital system has been built around the treatment of acute illness: emergencies, injuries, infections, etc. Chronic diseases are changing healthcare, and we are now entering a future in which care delivery is becoming decentralized, where communication between health professionals and patients is being facilitated by technology, leading to many potential advancements in prevention, treatment of chronic illness, and much more.

In his talk, Hexoskin's CEO Pierre-Alexandre Fournier discusses the specific tools enabling these advancements, what challenges exist in using health data for AI, and how healthcare professionals can leverage these new technologies to improve the quality of life for chronically ill patients.

Hexoskin at the AI in Healthcare Summit - San Francisco June 26-27, 2017

The Hexoskin software research platform is designed to generate continuous health data for the development of Artificial Intelligence (machine learning) algorithms for chronic diseases management. Hexoskin also offers AI and data science services to healthcare and pharma companies.

Hexoskin is the world leader in smart clothing and body sensing technologies. 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.

The Montreal Heart Institute is currently completing a clinical trial with Hexoskin biometric shirts with angina patients undergoing therapy. One of the goals of the study is to develop a new vitality index using Hexoskin biometric shirts to assess angina and to monitor the rehabilitation of cardiac patients.

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, write us at contact@hexoskin.com, and visit www.hexoskin.com and @Hexoskin on Twitter.

 

CAUTION - Hexoskin products and services are not intended, and should not be used to investigate, diagnose, monitor, treat or prevent disease or other medical conditions nor to provide information for medical or diagnostic purposes.

Hexoskin Demonstrates its Connected Health Platform and Biometric Shirt at BIO 2017 in San Diego

Hexoskin is attending the 2017 BIO conference in San Diego this week, and will be demonstrating its connected health platform and biometric shirt at the Quebec pavilion (booth 4315).

The Hexoskin open-data platform enables the development of new digital markers, third-party device integration, ePROs, artificial intelligence and application-specific development.

In order to meet clinical trial development requirements, Hexoskin works in partnership with pharma and biotechs to design efficient protocols for continuous patient monitoring. Clinical areas of interest include those with a need for longitudinal studies in cardiology, respiratory, sleep, CNS, activity, stress, mental illness, etc. 

The Hexoskin software research platform is designed to generate continuous health data for the development of Artificial Intelligence (machine learning) algorithms for chronic diseases management. Hexoskin also offers AI and data science services to pharma and biotech companies.


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Department of Homeland Security and Grant County Sheriff’s Office test new technologies for first responders

The Department of Homeland Security and Grant County Sheriff’s Office recently tested new technologies for first responders in diverse emergency scenarios in the Gorge Amphitheater in Washington state. Some first responders participating in the program are using Hexoskin to monitor their vitals and their data are transmitted to the command center using smartphones. Read the article ''First Responders test new communications tech in partnership with Homeland Security'' for more information. 

 

June 04, 2017


Hexoskin presents a new clinical validation paper at the APSS Sleep 2017 Meeting in Boston

‘’Sleep Well, Live Better’’ –Hexoskin. Although sleeping represents a third of our lives, it's still mysterious for most people. Dr. Roger Godbout, professor and researcher at the Sleep Laboratory & Clinic at Hospital Rivières-des-Prairies (Montreal), will be presenting the new validation study ''Development and validation of an algorithm for the study of sleep using a smart shirt'' (Joelle P.M. et al., 2017) today at SLEEP 2017 at Hynes Convention Center in Boston. This clinical validation will allow Hexoskin clients to easily detect sleep stages with a good correlation with polysomnography (PSG), the clinical gold standard.

 

  

If you are in Boston, come and meet us to discuss our latest sleep research! It’s a great occasion to exchange on other topics related to sleep monitoring. Thanks to the Association Professional Sleep Society LLC (APSS) for this initiative!

Learn more about how you can monitor your sleep with Hexoskin: Sleep page

Read the Press Release here