FC Barcelona - Barça Innovation Hub (BIHub) and Allianz align themselves to promote a study on sleep and young athletes

Hexoskin is very proud to be part of this study on sleep and young athletes with FC Barcelona, a world leader in the development of young athletes, and Allianz, one of the world's largest insurers.

Hexoskin has been involved in sleep research since 2012. We share the views of FC Barcelona that we need to do more research on sleep and young athletes to optimize their health and their gameplay. There's more than one way to monitor sleep with Hexoskin smart shirts, and this study allows us to advance of our knowledge of sleep in teenage athletes.

"The information gathered will be processed by doctors at the Adsalutem Institute, and FC Barcelona will provide data on the performance of the analysed athletes to be cross-referenced with those obtained on the quality of their sleep. A study will be shared detailing the conclusions obtained. The Adsalutem Institute has the academic support of the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC) within the framework of the 'Center for Studies of Sleep Medicine', in which both entities collaborate in the scientific and teaching fields."


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, 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


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.

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 now gives you more insights about your sleep

Because we recognize that sleep is a vital part of our lives, Hexoskin has made how we calculate your sleep metrics even more accurate. These improvements will allow you to have better insights on your slumber sessions.

Automatic detection is the key factor at play with our new Hexoskin sleep enhancements. The new server processing now automatically takes the device’s position into account when calculating your metrics.

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How well do you sleep?

Sleep is a mysterious part of your life, however it's an essential part of your health and performance! When you use the sleep activity in the app, Hexoskin gives you valuable insights about the quality of your night. You can also add a sleep activity after the night, in your account on

Here's an example of what you can see in the app:

Hexoskin sleep report

Total sleep time: the US National Sleep Foundation recommends 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night for adults.

Sleep efficiency: % of your night that was spent sleeping.

Sleep latency: time it took for you to fall asleep once you were in your bed. If it takes you more than 30 minutes to fall asleep, you should think about what can help you sleep better.

HRV: is a measure of your fatigue level. This can be used to detect overtraining.

The sleep report also tells you how much time you spent on your back and other positions, your minimum and average heart rate, and insights about your REM and non-REM sleep.

If you're a developer, you have access to even more information if you use the Hexoskin API. Contact us for more information about the API.


March 27, 2014

Hexoskin › IoT › Sleep › Wearable tech ›

Sleep more, live better.

Have you ever realized that we spend a third of our life sleeping? That's roughly 26 years of time.

Sleep isn't a waste of time, as many might think. It's necessary for your body and your mind to freshen up before each new set of daily activities.

But you only freshen up if you sleep long enough. Here's why.

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