The Evolution Of Textiles

What could be a better interface for computing than one that is already around us all the time?

Textiles are designed to be comfortably worn or used day and night – perfect for continuous connection.

Through a combination of conductive knitted textile, printed electronics, hardware and data science we can use them to sense and respond ambiently to the human body and connect people to each other and their environments like never before.

A single fiber has the capability of a billion functions, what then is the possibility of textile?
Yoel Fink, Professor of Materials Science at MIT

Our Facilities

With over 80,000 square feet of advanced manufacturing capacity, our facility provides an end-to-end Textile Computing supply chain.

It boasts a state-of-the-art 3D digital fabrication and robotic knitting division, a traditional cut and sew operation, and significant proprietary technologies. Our manufacturing facility is certified compliant with the stringent standards of ISO 9001:2015.

Printed Electronics

Myant’s printed electronics use nanomaterials, conductive polymers and silicon-based organic polymers to create flexible electronic devices, sensors and actuators that are uniquely integrated within the textiles. Our engineers and data scientists are continually testing new methods of sensing and analysis.

Advanced Manufacturing

When textiles become a platform for computing, accuracy and consistency become critical. Advanced manufacturing means utilizing automation and robotics, automation economics and workforce development. Our 80,000 sq. ft. facility in Toronto looks to the future of manufacturing with these elements at its heart.

Robotic Knitting

Our state-of-the-art robotic knitting technology has been uniquely modified to adapt to the new industry we call Textile Computing. Robotic knitting provides the ability to seamlessly integrate a mix of different yarns to achieve passive and active functions in precise targeted locations within a single garment.

Active & Passive Technology

Actuators

A variety of textile-based actuators can be used to give feedback to the body: EMS, Heat, Active Compression and Haptics

Analysis

Our world-class team of data scientists extract meaning from data and build predictive AI to give real-time feedback

Comfort

Unique knit structures and materials allow ultimate comfort: anti-chafing, sweat wicking, contoured fit, UV protection, thermoregulation

Sensors

Textile and printed sensors to work across a variety of uses cases including: ECG, BIA, EMG and EEG.

Our Process

Research & Data Science

To discover innovations, experts from a range of disciplines consider everything from fibre level development to physiological influencers on the end product. Meanwhile, our data scientists use artificial intelligence, machine learning and signal processing to analyze bio-signals and interaction data. Our discoveries not only advance our product, but the academic community in general through publishing our work.

Design & Engineering

In designing products, our aim is to create a solution that is functional, beautiful, and scalable. We use a range of techniques to produce prototypes, and follow agile methodology of short development cycles. This enables us to quickly test and iterate on the product design across all physical and digital components, and react to changing possibilities and requirements.

Testing & Validation

Most of what we do at Myant are things that have never been done before. We test our products in-house for form, fit and function, as well as engaging our partners and 3rd party facilities for further validation. Our testing ensures that our products not only meet standards, but exceed customer expectations. We partner with leading academic research institutions to validate our technology.

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