Myant Inc. and SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A. Strike Strategic Partnership to Strengthen World’s First True Textile Computing™ Supply Chain

April 29, 2019

TORONTO, April 29, 2019 – Toronto-based Myant Inc., the world leader in the design and development of Textile Computing™ solutions, and SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A., a global designer and manufacturer of advanced OEM electronic components, are pleased to announce a partnership to catalyze the development of new electronic components and mechanical interfaces for application in the emerging field of Textile Computing™.

“Our strategic partnership with SMK Electronics leverages the technologies and intellectual properties of both companies to develop, manufacture and scale electronic components for Textile Computing applications™,” said Tony Chahine, CEO and Founder of Myant. “This will greatly accelerate our development of the SKIIN™ Textile Computing™ Platform–a textile-based platform designed to sustain seamless human-computer interaction.

“Myant’s mission is to connect humans to others and to the world around us, by providing access to 24-hour connectivity, through the different stages of life,” continued Mr. Chahine, “The possibilities are endless, with applications in health & wellness, automotive, aerospace, performance apparel and more. SMK joins the Mayo Clinic, Proteus Digital Health, the Zoll Medical Group, and others to provide advanced components for Myant’s SKIIN™ Textile Computing™ platform.”

“Paul Evans, President of SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A., added, “Our strategic partnership with Myant is a natural next step for SMK as we apply our world-leading, advanced connector capabilities to the exploding Textile Computing™ market space. Together we can develop innovative solutions for application in health care, fitness, AR/VR, automotive, aerospace and more.”


About SKIIN™ Textile Computing™

The SKIIN Textile Computing Platform enables the tracking and enhancement of human activity around the clock, across all segments of society and life stages. Consisting of the textile-based hardware, software back-end and application development tools, the SKIIN Textile Computing Platform allows innovators to develop solutions that connect the human operating system to the digital world through a wearable, washable, textile-based interface.

Current applications being developed on the platform include textile-based solutions for:

  • Heart Health (electrocardiogram, heart rate, heart rate variability)
  • Exercise/Activity (steps, calories, activity and posture recognition)
  • Sleep (sleep stages, hours slept) and Stress (level and temperature)
  • Cuffless Blood Pressure Monitoring
  • Chemical Sensing
  • Ovulation Tracking
  • Slip & Fall Detection
  • Driver Fatigue
  • Oxymetry (blood oxygen levels)
  • Breathing Rate
  • Temperature
  • Heat Delivery
  • EMS Delivery
  • Haptic Feedback
  • Plus many others

Learn more at https://www.myant.ca.


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.

Learn more at https://www.myant.ca.


About SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A.

SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A. is the U.S. division of SMK Corporation, a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of OEM remote controls and electronic components. With local Research & Development and Manufacturing facilities, in coordination with SMK’s R&D and Manufacturing Centers worldwide, SMK Electronics is uniquely positioned to provide the U.S. Automobile industry with technologically advanced, cost-effective vision, touch interface and high-speed connectivity solutions.

Learn more at http://www.smkusa.com.


Media Contacts

Myant Inc.
Ilaria Varoli
Executive Vice President
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SMK Electronics Corporation U.S.A.
Keith M. Roberts
Tele: 001 (805) 312-5546
[email protected]

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