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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.

Hexoskin presents its research at SLEEP 2017 in Boston (June 3-7)

Hexoskin is going to attend the SLEEP 2017 conference next week June 3-7 in Boston. Dr. Roger Godbout, professor at the University of Montreal and researcher at Hospital Rivières-des-Prairies, is going to present the results of a sleep monitoring clinical trial we've done with his research lab.

Hexoskin has been involved in clinical research and sleep analysis algorithm development since 2012. Researchers and professionals love how easy it is to access physiological data with Hexoskin.

Here's the link to the program for SLEEP 2017: Conference official program.

We will be presenting at the session “O01: Circadian Rhythms, Activity, and Sleep Assessment” on Sunday, June 4th, 2017 from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM in collaboration with Dr. Roger Godbout. We are scheduled to present from 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM.

 

Hexoskin smart shirts measure the quantity and quality of your sleep and are used for long-term sleep evaluation at home. Hexoskin is not a medical device. The monitoring system is used for clinical research and performance training. Hexoskin smart shirts are compatible with Android and iOS devices.

Link to our Sleep page: Monitoring your sleep with Hexoskin

Hexoskin's CEO Pierre-Alexandre Fournier talks about Montreal’s advantages for Health Technology companies

In this new entrepreneurial capsule from Montreal InVivo, Pierre-Alexandre explains his motivations and goals as an entrepreneur in health technologies. He puts forward the help given by different organizations for new tech businesses, and programs available to support for business growth. He also points to the exceptionally skilled workforce in Montreal, a city with more than 170,000 college students in 11 universities, recently rated #1 city in the world for college students.

''A whole toolbox to help entrepreneurs get what they need to make their business grow''

 

About Montreal InVivo:

''Montréal InVivo is an economic development organization dedicated to the creation of a business environment that fosters innovation and growth of companies and organizations in the life sciences and health technologies (LSHT) sector.''
www.montreal-invivo.com

About Hexoskin:

''Founded in Montreal in 2006, Hexoskin's mission is to record and organize personal information to make it accessible and useful. The company's co-founders realized that body-worn sensors could capture precise biometric data inside comfortable smart clothing. The company released the first innovative Hexoskin Smart Shirt in 2013.''

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)

Hexoskin in Japan

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.

Tokyo Big Sight (東京ビッグサイト), officially known as Tokyo International Exhibition Center (東京国際展示場), is a convention and exhibition center in Tokyo, Japan, and the largest one in the country.

 

Gear Patrol Awards Hexoskin Among the 100 Best Products in 2016

After testing hundreds of products, the team at Gear Patrol has chosen the Hexoskin Biometric Shirt to be a 2016 GP100 Winner! This is the highest honor the review staff at Gear Patrol can give to a product, and it is a distinction recognizing Hexoskin's excellence in development.

They only have chosen 11 products in the sports category. We're glad to see Hexoskin on such a prestigious list. You'll find the complete list of high-end products picked by Gear Patrol here.

Gear Patrol chooses Hexoskin on their list of Best Products for 2016.

 

Hexoskin on CTV News

CTV News covered Hexoskin's vision for health and training on Earth and in Space this week. Here's the video.

Hexoskin Lands $2.4M Space Medicine Contract

Montreal, Canada – October 21, 2016  The Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is awarding a new contract to Carré Technologies (Hexoskin) to continue advancing technology on Astroskin, an innovative bio-monitoring system for use aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The announcement will be made today at the company's headquarters in Montreal by the honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport of Canada and first Canadian in space, and Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques.

 

Consisting of a “smart shirt” and remote health monitoring software, Astroskin will collect valuable scientific data on astronauts’ vital signs, sleep quality and activity levels during their missions. CSA Astronaut David Saint-Jacques will test Astroskin during his six-month mission aboard the ISS in 2018-2019.

You can watch the press conference live on Facebook:

English : https://www.facebook.com/canadianspaceagency

Français : https://www.facebook.com/agencespatialecanadienne

Quotes

“Astroskin is a perfect example of how our government works with small, innovative, Canadian businesses on space technologies that lead to commercial versions for use by Canadians.”

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

“Astroskin may have many applications on Earth, such as medical monitoring of those confined to their homes by illness, people living in remote areas with limited medical access, and those working in hazardous environments. It is another in a long list of space technologies brought down to Earth for all of us.”

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport 

“Our team is proud of the role we are playing to support human space travel. One day, thousands of space travelers bound for Mars will need simple reliable medical systems to ensure their health. Deploying our wearable sensors and software to the ISS is significant as this represents the ultimate remote patient monitoring scenario. The findings from tracking the health of astronauts will be used to make our healthcare system more accessible and support new home care and telemedicine services.”

Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, CEO and co-founder, Carré Technologies (Hexoskin)

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, visit www.hexoskin.com and @Hexoskin on Twitter.

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Hexoskin Athlete Camille Serme Wins US Open Squash 2016!

After an amazing tournament, Camille Serme won a historic match against world's top player Nour El Sherbini at the US Open Squash Championships 2016 finale in Philadelphia today!
Camille Serme trophy at US Open Squash Championship 2016 in Philadelphia.
Photo credits: US SQUASH
Camille has won the Euro title five times in a row, but this trophy is different. It's the first time a French player wins the US Open. You can watch the winning point here:
We're very proud of her! Bravo Camille, t'es la meilleure!
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