As constantly evolving wearable technology is giving us innovative wearables like smart clothes and smart shoes. Myant, a Toronto-based smart textile company has come up with a new type of wearable – smart underwear. The award-winning company has been working on its Skiin Connected Health & Wellness System that embeds biometric monitors into everyday clothing, with a particular focus on undergarments.
“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,” Myant said in a press release.
In 2018, Myant entered into a strategic collaboration with Mayo Clinic to bring the power of Mayo’s patented algorithms for heart monitoring and arrhythmia detection to Myant’s SKIIN Textile Computing platform.
The agreement gave Myant Inc. exclusive license to Mayo Clinic’s proprietary heart monitoring and arrhythmia detection technology for use in Textile Computing or smart clothing projects. Myant’s SKIIN smart underwear will be released in 2019 pending FDA clearance and Health Canada approval.
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.
Currently, Myant underwear measures the regular smart wearable options, like heart rate, stress level, sleep quality, activity, temperature, stationary time, and feeds the information back to the linked Skiin app, reports Interesting Engineering.
The smart underwear can also detect slip and fall, track ovulation, and monitor driver fatigue. The company even envisions its smart underwear to be programmed to play soothing music when it picks up your stress levels, to lower the room's temperature if your workout is warming you up, according to Interesting Engineering.
Myant was selected as a CES 2020 Innovation Award Honoree for its Skiin Connected Health & Wellness System.