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Myant demonstrates textile based full body interface at CES 2020

Company creates new ways to understand and communicate with the human body for all people

10th January 2020

Knitting Industry
 |  Las Vegas

Technical Textiles

© Myant.

Myant Inc., pioneers in textile computing, exhibited at CES 2020 in Las Vegas this week with many demonstrations including a full-body interface implemented through textile that creates new ways to holistically understand and communicate with the human body.

“By functionalizing the different textile form factors on the body, granting them the ability to capture different biometric data types and react via thermal, electrical, and haptic stimuli, Myant is effectively building a new type of bridge between a person, artificial intelligence, and other humans in extended reality spaces via their digital twins,” Myant said in a statement.

“Applications for textile-based full-body interfaces include holistic diagnostics and therapy administered by remote or AI caregivers, deeper levels of immersion into extended realities for training and entertainment purposes, sensory augmentation/substitution for therapeutic and human enhancement purposes, and much more.”

The skin - a gateway to the human body

“The skin is the largest organ in the human body and one of the primary ways in which humans interact with the world around them. Whether a physician uses a stethoscope, an ultrasound probe, or their own hand, the vast majority of diagnostic modalities operate through the skin. Likewise, many of the ways in which we impact the human body--from the application of heat to soothe sore muscles, to the squeeze of a hand to let someone know you care, are mediated through the skin,” Myant CEO Tony Chahine explains.

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