Hexoskin[1] is an open data smart shirt for monitoring EKG, heart rate, heart rate variability, breathing rate, breathing volume, actigraphy and other activity measurements like step counting and cadence.[2] Hexoskin allows real-time[3] remote health monitoring on smartphones and tablets using Bluetooth.[4][5][6][7] The smart shirt was created to be used for personal self-experiments, and has also been used by health researchers to study physiology, elite and professional athletes to optimize their physical conditioning, and astronauts to train for space missions.[8]

Hexoskin embeds physiological sensors in smart textiles materials, and is a connected object in the sense of the Internet of things concept.[9]

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  1. ^ McKenna, Alain (July 23, 2012). "The future of computing is in the smart clothing". La Presse.
  2. ^ "Packed with sensors, Hexoskin shirt replaces wearable fitness trackers". Digital Trends. September 18, 2013.
  3. ^ "Sensor-packed Hexoskin shirt measures performance in real time". Gizmag. September 19, 2013.
  4. ^ "Hexoskin--A Second Skin for the Quantified Athlete And Maybe Even You!". Forbes. June 30, 2013.
  5. ^ "Hexoskin is a Bluetooth Shirt that Keeps Track of Your Vitals". CrunchWear. June 5, 2013.
  6. ^ "Reliable Wireless Personal Health Monitoring". Connect Blue. Sep 2012.
  7. ^ "Hexoskin is putting the wearable in wearable computing with a sensor-packed shirt". GigaOM. September 11, 2013.
  8. ^ "Hexoskin wearable technology helps elite athletes, astronauts". CBC. April 11, 2014.
  9. ^ Swan, Melanie (November 8, 2012). "Sensor Mania! The Internet of Things, Wearable Computing, Objective Metrics, and the Quantified Self 2.0". Journal of Sensor and Actuator Networks.

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