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Hexoskin and VivoSense to Offer World’s Most Comprehensive Wearable Solution for Health Research

19 Feb 2015

The Hexoskin smart shirt records 42,000 data points per minute that can now be analyzed with VivoSense software by Vivonoetics

MONTREAL – February 19, 2015 – Hexoskin, the biometric smart shirt that provides users with in-depth insight regarding their physical training, sleep and daily activities, is announcing its compatibility with VivoSense, the most comprehensive physiological data analysis software available for health research.

“Researchers need sophisticated yet simple tools to make sense of all the data they collect during their projects,” said Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, Co-Founder and CEO of Hexoskin.  “Whether it’s for sports science, sleep research, stress research, cardiology, or a pharmaceutical study, there’s a need to get the most out of research budgets.  With the addition of VivoSense to the software tools already available for Hexoskin researchers, it’s easier than ever to go from protocol to published paper in a cost-effective way.”

VivoSense is an advanced physiological data analysis software tool for health research and clinical studies. VivoSense customers include organizations like the Mayo Clinic, the Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT, and US Army and Air Force research labs. VivoSense is a validated platform and is 21 CFR Part 11 compliant and specifically designed for use in clinical trials and research studies. It allows researchers and scientists to import and export data, batch processing, and produce ready-to-publish graphs of study results.

  • VivoSense’s software is available for download for a 7 day free trial to explore test files or import Hexoskin data exported in csv or EDF file formats.
  • VivoSense’s HRV Module is recognized by the research community as the best, most flexible, toolbox of its kind in the world. Specifically the ability to choose different methods of HRV calculation and to edit ECG artifact (which may confound accurate HRV results) is without peer.
  • VivoSense’s Complex Respiratory Module is made exclusively for instruments like Hexoskin, which record data from both thoracic and abdominal respiratory sensors. Researchers use this Module to explore dual-band respiratory data in detail.
  • Other modules include Sync & Merge, Batch Processing, Activity, Stress, and Cough.

Essentially a wearable precision lab, Hexoskin provides its users with lab-quality metrics when performance truly matters – REAL TIME.  Hexoskin, with the support of NASA and the Canadian Space Agency, created sensors made of textile, leaving almost no hardware in the shirt.

A small Bluetooth device is connected to the fabric sensors and placed in the shirt’s built-in side pocket during activity and sleep.  The shirt is extremely light, warm, comfortable, and provides users with measurements they simply cannot receive from regular fitness trackers.

In addition to measuring basic metrics such as heart rate, step count, sleep duration and calories burned, the device also measures heart rate recovery, heart rate variability, breathing rate, breathing volume, activity level, acceleration, cadence and much more.

VivoSense makes data management and analysis easier for small and large-scale studies. It allows researchers to do batch processing of their data, automate analysis tasks, and produce meaningful and publication-ready graphs, figures and tables for technical reports and scientific journals.

VivoSense core software and modules are available from Hexoskin today. Please write us at sales@hexoskin.com for information and quotes.

About Hexoskin

Used for scientific testing1 and astronaut training2, Hexoskin is a smart device that connects to an intelligent sports garment with integrated sensors to capture body metrics, such as heart rate, breathing rate, acceleration, and more. Hexoskin’s mission is to record and organize personal health information and make it accessible and useful. To get better and more affordable health and fitness services, people will need to wear health sensors. Connectivity, increased interest for health and fitness, population aging and the consumerization of healthcare are strong tailwinds for Hexoskin. For more information, visit www.hexoskin.com

About Vivonoetics, Inc.

Vivonoetics Inc., founded in 2009, and based in San Diego, CA, is a leader in the analysis of data from body-worn technologies in healthcare and clinical research. Through the use of Vivonoetics core laboratory services and VivoSense technology, researchers can obtain high quality data solutions describing a subject’s physiological status in ambulatory and home settings. Vivonoetics supports research and clinical trials using VivoSense at over  400 leading research and academic institutions across a wide range of health, performance and disease states. For more information, visit www.vivonoetics.com.

Media Contact:

Jessica Darrican
Max Borges Agency
305-374-4404 x 116

1– Hexoskin data has been tested and validated by the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

2 – Hexoskin is used by NASA and the Canadian Space Agency for training purposes.