In the rapidly evolving landscape of health research, the integration of cutting-edge technologies has become paramount for advancing scientific exploration and discovery. The pursuit of innovative methodologies and tools to enhance the precision and scope of health research is a shared concern for academic institutions and researchers worldwide.
Each new research or discovery presents a set of constraints and challenges that researchers and students must go through to secure funding, navigate Institutional Review Boards and Ethics committees and recruit and retain participants, while balancing schedules and pressure to publish. Additionally, obtaining access to specialized equipment and generating high-quality data, sometimes across multiple facilities, can incur significant costs and time commitments. The need for accessible solutions that support researchers and students in their data collection, analysis and interpretation has emerged as a pivotal requirement for universities aspiring to position their institution as top research and innovation hubs on the national and global stage.
This is why leading research institutions including McGill University, Alma College, Salzburg University, TELUQ, The University of Arizona, and the University of Alberta, to name a few, have embraced cutting-edge technologies like Hexoskin and Astroskin as integral components of their laboratory equipment & research methodologies to conduct their projects thanks to their relative lower costs for collecting multiparameters high-resolution data and advanced study management and analytics tools.
An illustrative example of an academic institution's commitment to supporting its research community is the University of Arizona's SensorLab. Funded by the University of Arizona Strategic Plan, SensorLab is a Health Sciences initiative bringing students, faculty, industry and community partners together to pioneer human-centered sensor systems. The laboratory connects researchers across disciplines, within health sciences and beyond, to develop a range of health-oriented technologies and digital solutions, including AI, VR, and mobile apps. SensorLab is outfitted with gold-standard and state-of-the-art sensor systems like Hexoskin, environmental monitoring, 360 video and audio recording, XR, coupled with analytical tools and multimodal feedback capabilities to push forward the next generation of sensor-based investigation and discovery.
For students, SensorLab provides two key services: lending equipment and sensors for shared use, as well as dedicated research spaces configured for sensor-based projects. Students can engage at varying levels, from borrowing hardware to actively contributing to the design and development of sensor-driven research.
Over the years, Hexoskin has made it easier for research clients and developers to leverage fully the Hexoskin and Astroskin platform and collaborate on premises and remotely. Research groups such as the team behind the WE SENSE study at McGill University can answer research questions and hypothesis by leveraging the additional sensors provided with Astroskin or Hexoskin to determine the health parameters and metrics that are most relevant to answer their research questions and build their models. Given that Hexoskin and Astroskin offer processed and raw data in multiple formats suitable for advanced analysis, researchers are leveraging the online dashboard and API to extract the data to work on their models using machine learning and artificial intelligence methods.
Other research groups like at Salzburg University are going further in their experimentations by leveraging the SDK tools available to developers for Hexoskin and Astroskin to access the raw data in real time enabling them to build ground breaking apps while also leveraging the data collected in their research to publish scientific papers.
With a presence in over 50 countries and growing, Hexoskin & Astroskin have been adopted and shared across organizations and labs to conduct and deliver projects.
Contact Hexoskin today to discuss how the Hexoskin & Astroskin end-to-end platform can support your projects.
Today Hexoskin has reached an important milestone. The Hexoskin Connected Health Platform has been used in over 100 scientific & peer-reviewed publications thanks to our community of researchers and scientists dedicated to promoting safe and effective remote monitoring technologies!
But who’s counting? Actually... we do! Our Hexoskin Smart Clothing solutions benefit from the most validation and publications in the industry, accounting for more than all the smart clothing competition combined.
The publications and validations studies cover a wide range of fields of study from scientific validations of the Hexoskin Cardiac, Pulmonary, and Activity smart clothing sensors; to various subjects and health applications.
It’s been such a wonderful experience to reach this milestone and we are thankful for the trust placed in our Hexoskin Connected Health Solutions. We can’t wait to continue this journey to improve evidence-based practice for patients and professionals by bringing science to new levels!
Hexoskin and Halo Health are announcing today a collaboration to solve key challenges in running clinical trials. Combining Hexoskin and Halo Health's technology will offer greater operational efficiency for virtual clinical trials and home monitoring, and offer tools to increase patient engagement.
These new tools will reduce the cost of collecting vital signs data for clinical trials, and will allow patients to participate in medical research from the comfort of their home.
Hexoskin smart garments and its Connected Health Platform are compatible with Halo Health solutions. The two companies will mutually promote their offering to pharmaceutical sponsors to support clinical development.
Halo Health is enabling patient-centric trials to reduce patient and site burden. Its Smart Clinical Trials solution is a digital health platform that provides Remote Patient Monitoring, Patient Engagement, and Workflow Automation. The solution includes an integrated ecosystem of clinical grade sensors and wearables to enable hybrid & virtual trials for various therapeutic areas including cardiology, respiratory and endocrinology.
Pierre-Alexandre Fournier - Chief Executive Officer at Hexoskin: “Medicine's progress depends on being able to better observe patients' outcomes. Anything we can do to lower the cost of data helps accelerate clinical development. This is something that Pharma and Biotech companies need to innovate, but most importantly this is something that we need to do to improve treatments for patients and find new cures for diseases that affect millions of people and their families.” says Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, Chief Executive Officer at Hexoskin. “Combining Halo Health's software with Hexoskin sensors and algorithms reduces the cost of collecting data in clinical trials, with greater flexibility & patient centricity.”
Hexoskin is a pioneer and leader in non-invasive vital signs sensors and remote patient monitoring solutions. Hexoskin Smart Clothing for Men, Women, and Children are clinically validated and its Connected Health Platform is used for health research in cardiology, pulmonology, psychiatry, rare diseases and many other health conditions.
Contact Hexoskin to learn more.
This advanced smart shirt is designed to measure and record vital signs in microgravity environment. It will help keep an eye on astronauts' health and enable medical research in space by continuously measuring physiological data.
The Canadian Space Agency's Bio-Monitor is designed to easily send information to the ground, where scientists can monitor astronauts' physiology around the clock as they orbit the planet. Once operational it will be available for the next five years to all participating countries to the International Space Station.
To learn more: http://asc-csa.gc.ca/eng/missions/expedition58/default.asp.
Tokyo, April 6th 2016
Today Hexoskin and Kissei Comtec have announced a partnership to distribute Hexoskin's biometric clothing and connected health software alongside Kissei's products in the Japanese market. The partnership also involves the integration of Hexoskin data in Kissei's sports science and health research software.
"This partnership with Kissei will help Hexoskin support more sports science and health research projects in Japan", said Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, CEO and co-founder of Hexoskin. "This is part of our plan to expand our activities in clinical and medical applications worldwide."
"The Hexoskin smart shirt has been attracting attention as a supportive technology for personal healthcare in Japan. By fusing the excellent know-how of the sensing technology of Hexsokin and clinical and research know-how of Kissei Comtec, we will develop and provide unique healthcare services for the Japanese market." said Kazuhisa Hanamura, overseas manager for the public sector and medical solutions at Kissei Comtec.
Hexoskin smart shirts are widely recognized as the most sophisticated biometric clothing product on the market today. Its new award-winning Hexoskin Smart has a SDK for mobile developers, providing direct access to Hexoskin's data and an API for cloud-based health and research applications. Users can download complete raw data for analysis and export it to third party software.
Hexoskin works for both iPhone and Android users, and different shirt models are available for men, women, and kids. Hexoskin shirts are odor-resistant, comfortable, and safe to use in various real-life situations from sleeping to contact sports. Hexoskin shirts are also scientifically validated to accurately measure heart rate, breathing, and movement, providing users with insights about their physical training, sleep, and daily activities whether awake or asleep.
Hexoskin is the world leader in smart clothing for health monitoring. Hexoskin smart shirts are used by first responders, sport scientists, and thousands of health professionals and health researchers 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 organisations in many countries, including Canada and the United States. For more information, visit www.hexoskin.com and @Hexoskin on Twitter.
About Kissei Comtec
Kissei Comtec is a division of Kissei, a Japanase conglomerate focused on pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Kissei Comtec has created a diverse line-up of original software and systems in the medical field, ranging from biosignal analysis software that has become the standard in medical research, motion analysis systems specialized for waking analysis for use in physical rehabilitation, to systems for general health management and disease prevention.
More information on Hexoskin smart shirts is available in Japanese here: http://www.kicnet.co.jp/medical/biosignal/HEXOSKIN/index.html
What a day! Today, we launched Hexoskin Smart, the first smart shirt compatible with popular fitness apps like Strava, Runkeeper, Endomondo, MapMyRun, and Runtastic, as well as devices like smartwatches, GPS watches, and bike computers on the popular crowdfunding site Indiegogo, just like we did in 2013 with Hexoskin Classic. Thanks to your help and support, we have been able to smash that goal within 12 hours of launching, and with over a month to go, we're counting on your support to break our previous Indiegogo record! Keep track of our progress and pre-order your Hexoskin Smart now at $299 ($100 off the future retail price) here: igg.me/at/hexoskin-smart.
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Wearable fans attending the Internet of Things (IoT) World Forum in Dubai, be sure to check out a live demo using Hexoskin as part of a health monitoring solution for the Dubai Police force, in the showcase until December 8th!
On Sunday December 6th, Cisco announced a partnership with Hexoskin, Davra Networks, and TCS to deliver a real-time police operations monitoring solution for the Dubai Police Force.View full article →
If you're a fan of Wearable Technology, Yonge-Dundas Square is the place to be this afternoon in Toronto. Along with 30 other cool exhibitors, Hexoskin will be demonstrating its Smart Shirt. See how easy it is to keep track of your body's performance and recovery just by wearing a shirt! Whether you're into running, cycling or other sports, you'll be amazed at the comfort and precision of our product. Come and chat with us!View full article →
We've worked with smartwatch makers Pebble, Neptune Pine, and oMate in the past, and NOW, we have the opportunity to be a part of this revolution with the Apple Watch. Last September when we heard the big news about Apple launching their watch, we knew it would be legendary, just because it’s Apple! Now a few months after their official launch, with more than 2.8 million Apple Watches sold, it already outnumbers all other smartwatches and sport watches on the market and we are on board right along with them!
Today, the same day the Apple Watch is made available in stores, we're launching an app update that will allow you to read your body metrics measured by your Hexoskin smart shirt on your Apple Watch. A glance at your wrist now closes the feedback loop between body and mind.
At Hexoskin we were the first to make smart clothing compatible with iPhones and iPads, today we're proud to offer you the best smart shirt for your Apple Watch.
Stay in your zone, keep your pace, and enjoy the summer outside with your Hexoskin smart shirt and your Apple Watch!