Myant Inc. Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic For Remote Heart Health Monitoring
September 26, 2018
Myant Inc., a recognized leader in the design, development, and production of Textile Computing™ products, is pleased to announce the launch of a strategic collaboration with Mayo Clinic to bring the power of Mayo’s patented algorithms for heart monitoring and arrhythmia detection to Myant’s SKIIN Textile Computing™ platform.
The agreement gives Myant Inc. exclusive license to Mayo Clinic’s proprietary heart monitoring and arrhythmia detection technology for use in Textile Computing or smart clothing projects. Myant’s SKIIN smart underwear will be released in 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. By working with Mayo, Myant will be bringing data from a globally recognized and trusted healthcare provider to its SKIIN Textile Computing platform. The collaboration 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.
“The agreement is a huge step forward in our development of a continuous and seamless platform for remote health monitoring and remote diagnosis,” says Tony Chahine, CEO and founder of Myant Inc., “We are very excited to work with an esteemed organization like Mayo Clinic, and to bring our respective strengths in Textile Computing and heart health monitoring together to help enable better and more productive lives for millions of people,” Chahine says.
“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,”says Paul Friedman, M.D., Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic, and an expert in electrophysiology.
Mayo Clinic and Dr. Friedman have a financial interest in the technology referenced in this news release. Mayo Clinic will use any revenue it receives to support its not-for-profit mission in patient care, education and research.
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 & sleep quality. SKIIN can both sense and respond with targeted therapy and personalized 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.
ABOUT MYANT Inc.
Myant is on a mission to empower humanity through Textile Computing™. Founded in 2010, Toronto-based Myant Inc. has created the world’s first Textile Computing™ platform that ambiently connects humans to the world around them through textile-based solutions. With an extensive patent portfolio, a multidisciplinary team of researchers, engineers, data scientists, fashion designers and knitting technicians, and over 80,000 ft² of manufacturing capacity, Myant is turning everyday textiles into bidirectional interfaces for human-computer interaction. Connect with us to find out how we can help you create innovative solutions powered by textiles that can sense and react to the human body.
*Pending FDA clearance, CE Mark, and Health Canada approval. NOT YET FOR SALE IN THE US, EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AREA, AND CANADA.