UNLOCK HUMAN POTENTIAL
Myant knits sensors and actuators into everyday textiles, giving them the ability to sense and react to the human body. This continuous bidirectional interface to the human operating system will empower humanity to transform its capabilities and performance, help people proactively manage health and deliver treatment, and allow us to build better connections to our own selves and those around us.
This is what we call Textile Computing™.
Myant believes that textiles are an ideal medium for interaction with the human body.
While many technological advancements necessitate radical change in behavior to be widely adopted, textiles have the benefit of being familiar to all people across society, inconspicuously integrated into our daily lives, and pervasive across all environments.
Textiles cover almost
of the Human Body
allowing for access to a range of biosignals and interaction through numerous form factors
Textiles are adopted by
of People in Society
enabling adoption of technology regardless of life stage, physical ability, or mental ability
Textiles are present in
of Our Daily Lives
providing a continuous connection between the human body and the digital world
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Textile Computing™ Across All Facets of Life
Founder and CEO of Myant
Our Past, Present & Future
Back in 2010, Tony Chahine started on a journey to make his vision of the future a reality.
Fascinated by the potential for Textile Computing™ to act as an interface to the human operating system, Tony went in search for the infrastructure needed to produce Textile Computing™ solutions at scale. He visited supplier after supplier, from yarn companies and manufacturing plants, and R&D labs around the globe. What he found was an unwillingness and inability to innovate or contemplate an alternative future. It was from these roadblocks that Myant was founded -- born from a desire to build a bridge to a future that nobody thought was possible.
Myant has become the world’s first end-to-end Textile Computing™ company and we are on a mission to empower humanity using IoT-enabled textiles. We have developed the capabilities required to design, engineer and manufacture connected textile solutions so that other innovators, be they large enterprises or small startups, can help deliver on the promise of Textile Computing™.
End-to-End Textile Computing™ Capability
Innovation is difficult if supply chains are disconnected or if capabilities are fragmented across locations.
As the world's first end-to-end provider of Textile Computing™ solutions, Myant is uniquely positioned to help you bring a connected textile product from idea to reality.
Some of Myant's Textile Computing™ Solutions
ZOLL Medical Corporation, develops and markets medical devices and software solutions that help advance emergency care and save lives. Myant and ZOLL have a strategic multi-year Research & Development agreement to jointly develop technologies that will be leveraged in future generations of the ZOLL LifeVest® wearable defibrillator. The LifeVest is worn by patients at risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD).
"This collaboration with Myant aligns with ZOLL’s longstanding commitment to research and development with the goal of improving patient outcomes. We are excited to combine efforts with Myant and leverage their strong R&D capabilities, advanced manufacturing, and broad research capabilities from its Centers for Excellence in Canada and the U.S."
Jason T. Whiting
President of ZOLL LifeVest
Myant is on a mission to empower humanity through connected clothing. In late 2019, Myant will launch SKIIN, its own line of connected clothing. SKIIN Connected Apparel features sensors and actuators knitted directly into everyday clothing to bring new ways to connect with your own body, improving your health, performance, and productivity.
"We believe that the advancement of technology should revolve around humans. SKIIN was created with that idea in mind ... [Our] garments can help the wearer in a variety of ways – helping them obtain better sleep, control their stress and help their overall physical and mental health, and that’s just the beginning."
Founder and CEO of Myant
Partners that Enable Us to Realize the Vision
H. Stoll AG & Co. KG is a global leader for the manufacturing of innovative 3D knitting technology. The company was founded in 1873 and sells 3D knitting machines, patterning software and integrated services to more than 70 countries globally.
"Myant is leading the creation of a new economy in functional computing textiles with Stoll machines. They have the vision and the right interdisciplinary team to make this a global revolution."
CEO of Stoll
Carlisle Interconnect Technologies is one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of high-performance wire, cable and optical fiber. Myant has a guaranteed exclusive supply of their ARACON conductive yarns for Textile Computing. It delivers unparalleled washability, conductivity and the strength of Kevlar.
"Our agreement with Myant puts us at the leading edge of a quickly evolving industrial category – textile computing – with significant potential to immediately impact CarlisleIT’s existing client base with new innovations and processes."
President of CarlisleIT
Mayo Clinic is a world renowned, U.S based nonprofit organization committed to clinical practice, education and research. Myant has an exclusive license to Mayo Clinic’s proprietary heart monitoring and arrhythmia detection technology for use in Textile Computing™ or smart clothing projects. The collaboration aims to bring comfort and confidence to people who suffer from or are at risk of developing Atrial Fibrillation (AFib).
"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."
Paul Friedman, M.D.
Chair of the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Mayo Clinic
The Faculty of Communication and Design at Ryerson University, Canada’s leading interdisciplinary post-secondary institution, has a strategic partnership with Myant to catalyze the development of new ideas and applications in the emerging field of Textile Computing™. This partnership includes the creation of a Myant Textile Computing™ lab at FCAD to enable groundbreaking collaborative research across disciplines into new user experiences, advanced textile design, and novel fabrication processes.
"As an international leader in the realm of Textile Computing™, Myant is at the forefront of the next wave of industrial and commercial innovation in Canada. Our students and faculty live at the intersection of design, technology and user experience, and we are excited to work with Myant to unlock new possibilities for the future of human-machine interactions through Textile Computing™."
Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Design, Ryerson University