Myant Wins CES 2020 Innovation Award for Skiin Connected Health & Wellness System
TORONTO, November 11, 2019 – Myant Inc., the world leader in Textile Computing, is pleased to announce that the company has been selected as a CES 2020 Innovation Award Honoree for its Health and Wellness System. CES Innovation Awards is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products.
Connectedness between you, your body, your loved ones and your world is essential to a healthy life. The relationship between social connectedness and health outcomes is central to the reason Myant created the Skiin Connected Health & Wellness System. Continuous monitoring of ECG*, stress level, sleep quality, activity, temperature, among other metrics, is one of the most efficient and reliable ways to potentially prevent health issues.
Coming to market under Myant’s consumer facing brand Skiin, the system provides a continuous connection to the human body by embedding the ability to measure biometrics directly into everyday clothing. The system includes a variety of clothing options that can track your health including underwear, bras, shirts, and sleep masks, providing you with the option of 24/7 monitoring across your day. These garments connect to the Skiin App, running on the Myant Platform, which analyses your data and provides you with advice about lifestyle changes to improve your wellbeing. Most importantly, sharing this information with your Care Circle ensures that you are never alone in your journey towards better health, improving the way we care for each other. The underwear will be the first garment of this system, launching in Q1 2020. Future updates to the Skiin app will unlock additional potential from the Myant Platform, enabling users to subscribe to services such as slip & fall detection, driver fatigue monitoring, ovulation tracking, atrial fibrillation detection**, and other features. Myant is actively engaging partners to help develop the ecosystem on both the textile interface side (i.e. apparel, environments) as well as the algorithm and outcomes side.
The announcement of this award comes as the company gears up for CES 2020 from January 7th to 10th in Las Vegas. The Myant booth, featuring 3,000 sqft. of the latest developments in Textile Computing, will show visitors how the way we work, play, and manage our wellbeing will all be transformed by continuous and ambient connections created through textile interfaces and the machine learning algorithms within the Myant Platform. The booth will also have a stage featuring live demos and presentations talking about the future of connected work, play, and home, plus special appearances by select partners (like Canadian Tire Corporation) to discuss how their partnerships with Myant will change the lives of consumers.
“Myant is thrilled to be acknowledged as a winner in the Health & Wellness category of the CES 2020 Innovation Awards,” said Tony Chahine, founder and CEO of Myant. “This award is a testimony to the tremendous need people have to participate and develop meaningful connections. It is time for technology to morph around people as opposed to the other way around. Technology should fade out of our daily consciousness, allowing us to bring empathy and the human element back into the way we connect with our own bodies, with each other, and with the world around us..”
* Under FDA pre-submission process
** Currently investigative feature only and not for sale under any jurisdiction.
About Myant Inc.
Myant has created the world’s first platform that continuously and ambiently connects people to their bodies, to each other, and to the world around them. Using connected textiles that can sense and react to the human body and a platform that enables machine learning driven health and performance outcomes, Myant is on a mission to transform human connectedness. With an extensive patent portfolio, key exclusive relationships within the textile computing industry, a multidisciplinary team of researchers, engineers, data scientists, fashion designers and knitting specialists, and over 80,000 ft² of manufacturing capacity, Myant is changing the way people across society connect. Connect with us to find out how we can help you create innovative solutions powered by connected textiles and the Myant Platform.
For more information please visit www.myant.ca.
About the CES 2020 Innovation Awards
The CES 2020 Innovation Awards is an annual competition honoring outstanding design and engineering in consumer technology products. The program recognizes honorees in a multitude of consumer technology product categories and distinguishes the highest rated in each. The CES Innovation Awards are based upon descriptive materials submitted to the judges. CTA did not verify the accuracy of any submission or of any claims made and did not test the item to which the award was given.
For more information about the CES 2020 Innovation Awards, visit http://www.ces.tech.