Myant, a leader in the design, development, and production of ‘textile computing’ products, has announced the launch of a strategic collaboration with Mayo Clinic to bring Mayo’s patented algorithms for heart monitoring and arrhythmia detection to Myant’s SKIIN Textile Computing platform.
The agreement gives Myant an exclusive licence to Mayo Clinic’s proprietary heart monitoring and arrhythmia detection technology for use in smart clothing projects. Myant’s SKIIN smart underwear will be released in early 2019 pending FDA clearance and Health Canada approval.
The collaboration aims to bring comfort and confidence to people who are at risk of developing Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). Early detection and
lifestyle management can prevent AFib from leading to stroke or heart failure. The partnership aims to give patients and doctors the ability to proactively monitor heart activity 24/7 using clothing to help detect the presence of AFib and normal or abnormal heart rhythm.