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Myant's Skiin gets Health Canada clearance

Knitted connected underwear family of products aims to revolutionize healthcare.

21st July 2021

Knitting Industry
 |  Toronto, Canada

Technical Textiles

Toronto based Myant, a pioneer and industry leader in ‘Textile Computing’ - health sensors and actuators knitted directly into garments, has secured Health Canada clearance for its biosensing Skiin Underwear.

The Class II medical device clearance allows garment wearers to reliably and continuously monitor their ECG data. Additionally, wearers can track other metrics, including heart rate, HRV, core body temperature, with more to come such as sleep and location.

We believe that without holistic and continuously connected care, our marginalized and vulnerable communities like our aging population will continue to be underserved and at risk of lower efficacy in medication and rehabilitation program adherence

Available in a number of comfortable and accessible form factors, Skiin Underwear family of products, which is currently also pending FDA clearance, aims to revolutionize Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Chronic Care Management (CCM) through passive, continuous connection and data collection. Myant believes Skiin will support patients, their loved ones, and their practitioners, in the shift towards more personalized care, especially in vulnerable communities like the ageing population.

"Cardiovascular disease remains the number one cause of death in the elderly population in North America," says Tony Chahine, Myant & Skiin CEO. “With cognitive decline attributed to loneliness on the rise. Though Myant's vision is vast, we have adopted a laser focus on solving this looming challenge."

"I believe that Skiin will help patients overcome existing deterrents and barriers to adequate healthcare, helping serve our most marginalized populations by connecting them to care, to their family, friends, care providers, and practitioners," comments Myant's EVP, Ilaria Varoli.

"Today's healthcare system relies on events and episodic data, patient self-reporting, and disjointed support from a patient's care circle," says Chahine. "We believe that without holistic and continuously connected care, our marginalized and vulnerable communities like our aging population will continue to be underserved and at risk of lower efficacy in medication and rehabilitation program adherence."

Myant develops and manufactures its Textile Computing based products using advanced Stoll flat knitting technology. Its Skiin will be commercially available to the general public later this year.

www.skiin.com

https://myant.ca

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