Hexoskin, the world leader in biometric clothing for physical training, sleep tracking and general health monitoring, announced its new smart garment Astroskin, which is aimed at revolutionizing healthcare research on Earth and in Space.
The Astroskin system is based on the Bio-Monitor designed for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to monitor the astronauts’ health in space on the International Space Station (ISS).
The CSA will have its Bio-Monitor available to all ISS participating countries to conduct space research for the next five years. It is scheduled to launch in space in November 2018 aboard SpaceX’s Dragon cargo vehicle from Florida.
The smart garments come in a wide variety of sizes for men and women. The garments, which can be machine-washed, include cutting edge blood pressure monitor, pulse oximetry, respiration, 3-lead ECG, skin temperature, and activity sensors for 48 hours of continuous real-time monitoring. The system also includes iOS apps for iPhones and iPads, data synchronization software, and a web dashboard.
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