Our collaboration with Myant has the potential to help people access Mayo Clinic healthcare expertise regardless of where they live, and to help those at risk of heart arrhythmias proactively understand and address issues related to their health,” said Paul Friedman, MD, Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic, and an expert in electrophysiology.
Myant’s SKIIN Textile Computing platform integrates technology into the fabrics that surround us every day. Whether in the form of clothing, car seats, mattresses, diapers or other everyday products, SKIIN products consolidate a number of wearable devices into one common platform to provide users with continuous access to their body’s data – ranging from heart rate, activity metrics and skin temperature to medication tracking and sleep quality. SKIIN can both sense and respond with targeted therapy and personalised guidance as needed.
The first generation of SKIIN smart underwear includes the following sensing technologies: Electrocardiogram ECG (Heart rate, HRV), Sinus Rhythm (AFib vs Normal), Activity (steps, calories, activity recognition – walking, running, sitting/standing), Sleep (sleep stages, hours slept), Stress Level, and Temperature.
Future developments include the addition of slip and fall detection, driver fatigue, ovulation and a suite of chemical sensing markers. The result is an intelligent garment that will transform how users proactively manage their health, stay connected and lead healthier and more confident lives.
With an extensive patent portfolio, a talented, multidisciplinary team of data scientists, biomechanical engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, programmers, fashion designers and knitting machine technicians, and over 80,000 square feet of advanced manufacturing capacity, Toronto-based Myant is turning everyday textiles into bidirectional mediums for human-computer interaction.