The UNOOSA (United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs) has invited Hexoskin's CEO Pierre-Alexandre Fournier to speak about medical research conducted aboard the International Space Station with Astroskin wearable sensors.
The webinar entitled "From Space to Earth: Innovations enabling accessibility on Earth" was live on Thursday November 9th, 2023, you watch a recording of the event here.
There are less than 700 astronauts who have visited space from the time Yuri Gagarin reached orbit for the first time in 1961 to now in 2023. Most of these astronauts were selected to have none or few health conditions.
With space more accessible than ever, we expect thousands of people to visit space in the coming decades on suborbital and orbital flights. Many of these new astronauts who will visit space to work or as travellers will have health conditions or disabilities.
Health research conducted in the space station today with Astroskin health sensors helps better understand the risks and mitigation strategies to make space more accessible. It also helps better understand the effects of aging on human performance: microgravity has effects on the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems analog to accelerated aging.
About the UNOOSA
The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) works to promote international cooperation in the peaceful use and exploration of space, and in the utilisation of space science and technology for sustainable economic and social development. The Office assists any United Nations Member States to establish legal and regulatory frameworks to govern space activities and strengthens the capacity of developing countries to use space science technology and applications for development by helping to integrate space capabilities into national development programmes.
Hexoskin's co-founder and CEO Pierre-Alexandre Fournier has been invited this year again to talk about wearable vital signs monitoring and digital biomarker development at the Biosensors for Medical Wearables Conference in Boston, this October 23rd.
Vital signs sensors traditionally used for cardiac and respiratory monitoring involve adhesives or tape to keep sensors in place on the skin. Experience has shown there's a tradeoff between monitoring duration (1 to 14 days), and adhesive agressiveness, which can lead to skin rashes or wounds.
There's now a safer and more convenient way for patients to record long-term vital signs data needed for diagnosis or digital biomarker development: smart textiles. Hexoskin users have successfully demonstrated the advantages of using a form factor that patients like. Researchers have documented it in over 200 scientific papers.
Moreover, Hexoskin biometric shirts' respiratory sensors allow continuous pulmonary measurements previously hard or impossible to collect in real-world situations, outside laboratory environments. These sensors open a new era of research on diseases that have an impact on the pulmonary function.
In his talk, Fournier will describe medical applications of smart textile sensors for patients with respiratory diseases, as well as opportunities in research in cardiology, mental health and rare diseases. He will also share unique insights into Hexoskin's experience in space medicine research aboard the International Space Station.
Please reach out for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
In this video interview with HITLAB at Columbia University in New York, Hexoskin's CEO Pierre-Alexandre Fournier discusses how fundamental building medical data infrastructure was to enable automation and AI - tools to make healthcare delivery more efficient and more accessible.
The lack of electronic medical records and data standards has slowed progress in digital health and AI in the 2000s and 2010s. Today the infrastructure is ready to make data collected by patients actionable and valuable.
This new IT environment (EHR/EMRs, broadband, FIRH, HL7, smart phones, and wearables) accelerates automation and AI development, digital biomarker discovery, personalized medicine and new health prevention services.
Hexoskin is building on this infrastructure to offer high-resolution vital signs monitoring with Hexoskin and Astroskin wearables, apps to collect patient reported outcomes and events, could storage, data automation and cohort management.
Please reach out to see how Hexoskin can help.
Hexoskin's co-founder and CEO, Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, has been invited to speak at the prestigious HITLAB Innovator Summit 2023, hosted at Columbia University in New York City this June 27-29.
In the past 10 years we have seen enormous progress in the use of digital technologies in healthcare to support a wide range of activities: remote care, remote diagnostics, access to medical data, artificial intelligence, virtual clinical trials, genetic analysis, digital biomarker development, molecule discovery, etc. Despite all this progress, patients, physicians, scientists and researchers agree we have barely started to use digital tools to address our growing need for efficient healthcare, therapies and population health management.
The event includes speakers from Merck, Takeda, Pfizer, Syneos, Medidata, CVS, Novo Nordisk, Microsoft, Mount Sinai Health System, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and many other organizations working to improve human health and access to care.
Please reach out to us if you'd like to arrange a meeting during the event: email@example.com
Tickets are still available, and you can get 20% off with the special code SUMMITPAF23.
Founded in 2006 in Montreal, Hexoskin is a leader in wearable sensors, software, data science & AI services. The company provides solutions and services to researchers & professionals in pharmaceuticals, academics, healthcare, defense, first responders, space, and aerospace organizations.
Hexoskin's co-founder and CEO Pierre-Alexandre Fournier has been invited to talk about long-term vital signs monitoring at the Biosensors for Medical Wearables Conference in Boston on October 25th.
Vital signs sensors traditionally used for cardiac and respiratory monitoring involve adhesives or tape to keep the sensors in place on the skin. Experience has shown there's a tradeoff between monitoring duration (1 to 14 days), and adhesive agressiveness, which can lead to skin rashes or wounds.
There's now a safer and more convenient way for patients to record long-term vital signs data needed for diagnosis or to guide care or rehabilitation: smart textiles. Hexoskin users have successfully demonstrated the advantages of using a form factor that patients like. Researchers have documented it in over 200 scientific papers.
In his talk, Fournier will describe medical applications of smart textile sensors for patients with cardiac and respiratory diseases, as well as opportunities in research in mental health and rare diseases. He will also share unique insights into Hexoskin's experience in space medicine research aboard the International Space Station.
Please reach out for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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 email@example.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.
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.
Over the past few months we've had lots of happy users ask us to add sleeves, a collar, and why not, make the shirt warmer.
(drum roll, please)
We're pleased to announce that we were able to do all 3, giving birth to World's first cold weather smart shirt: the Hexoskin Arctic! And, since we're never afraid of taking on life-threatening challenges, we've even thrown in a couple of thumb holes for your comfort.
Apart from the obvious sleeves and collar, we've used a new textile, once again from Italy, that offers comfort similar to Merino wool. The fabric itself is based on research on polar bears' fur and how they trap heat between their skin and their fur. The textile we use does the same, while allowing natural evaporation of perspiration: absorbing very little water, the fabric dries rapidly, while keeping the body temperature constant. This reduces energy consumption to a minimum and improves athletic performance. As said above we've also added thumb holes and a zipper to the pocket, and of course the shirt is still machine-washable and very resistant to pilling and abrasion. You'll love it!
We're only going to produce a few hundred pieces of this limited edition cold weather smart shirt, so don't waste any time, order yours today! We're including a complimentary Hexoskin running hat in the first 20 orders.
The Hexoskin team is proud to announce that the Hexoskin Android app is now compatible with Android smart watches, including the Omate Truesmart and the Neptune Pine. Smart watches run the Hexoskin app like an Android phone does, providing GPS stats and real-time connectivity to the cloud for Hexoskin biometric stats.View full article →