Hexoskin featured on CBC The National Wearable Technology helping Athletes

April 11, 2014

Everything you've always wanted to know about the Hexoskin smart shirt is here in this video broadcasted tonight on CBC's The National. You'll see our offices, employees, customers such as the Canadian Space Agency, Olympic medalists Dufour-Lapointe sisters, Washington Capital's Tomas Kundratek, professional and amateur athletes, etc. After watching, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us. We're always happy to chat with you!

Olympic Medalists Chloé, Maxime and Justing Dufour-Lapointe are seen training hard with their Hexoskin smart shirt and their posturologist Paul Gagné to win Gold and Silver at Sochi 2014. Paul says "When they're in Australia I can follow their training and even see their sleep patterns. For a coach, Hexoskin is the ideal technology. It's like I'm inside their body. And the Athletes get instant feedback. We found that when one of the girls was jumping, she was not breathing right and jumping shorter. The Hexoskin enabled us to see that. I couldn't see with my bare eyes that she wasn't breathing when jumping. So we made her aware of that and automatically she started jumping 3-4 inches higher. She didn't have a clue she was holding her breath when jumping."

Tomas Kuntratek, of the Washington Capitals NHL hockey team, also trains wearing a Hexoskin smart shirt. He just had knee surgery and Hexoskin allows him to avoid overtraining while he works out to get back to his pre-surgery fitness level. "I'm sure Hexoskin will become mainstream in professional Hockey", says Tomas. "Every player says they are good to go even when they are tired and Hexoskin will help coaches read between the lines."

Hexoskin is working hard with the Canadian Space Agency to prepare space missions during which astronauts will wear Astroskin, a special version of the Hexoskin smart shirt, designed for space exploration. CSA and NASA mission specialists will be able to monitor the astronaut's vitals in real time 24 hours a day, whether they are doing lab work, space walking, or sleeping.