LAS VEGAS – Smart textile developer Myant Inc., has announced the development of the world’s first cuffless blood pressure monitoring technology inside its SKIIN Textile Computing Platform.
Myant’s SKIIN Textile Computing platform integrates innovative sensor and actuator technology into fabrics, including, the company says, the world’s first smart garment that delivers continuous, cuffless blood pressure monitoring in a comfortable and machine-washable knitted polo shirt.
According to Myant, which opened a Digital Textile Factory with Stoll in 2018, a collaboration that is to aiming to help commercialize the smart textile industry, SKIIN Smart Shirt eliminates the hassle of regular blood pressure monitoring and adds automatic data tracking to share data and trends with clinicians.
The company is now aiming to release both its SKIIN Smart Underwear for heart health detection (with ECG, HRV, activity, sleep and temperature monitoring) and its SKIIN Smart Shirt with continuous blood pressure monitoring this year. Planned additions to the SKIIN platform include slip and fall detection, driver fatigue, ovulation and a suite of chemical sensing markers. The result is smart clothing that enables users to proactively manage their health, stay connected and lead longer and more comfortable lives, the company says.
Tony Chahine, CEO and founder of Myant Inc., explained: “Myant’s vision is to build a new platform for human-computer interaction that helps individuals manage and anticipate their health and wellness 24 hours a day, across all life stages. “The addition of cuffless blood pressure monitoring to our SKIIN Textile Computing platform is a major step forward in empowering continuous monitoring in a comfortable garment.”
Founded in 2010, Toronto-based Myant Inc. is creating the world’s first Textile Computing platform that connects humans to the world around them through textile-based solutions. In 2018, Myant’s latest developments were unveiled at this week’s consumer tech exhibition CES in Las Vegas.