SKIIN garments can help the wearer in a variety of ways – helping them obtain better sleep, control their stress and help their overall physical and mental health, and that’s just the beginning
SKIIN is a digital intelligent interface to connect every human being to self, others, IoT and AI. As humans, we have not evolved to interact with the Age of Information. Our textiles will provide a bidirectional connection between our bodies and the world around us. Like a second skin, this new textile computing platform can read, record, analyse and respond to our needs.
“We became aware of the fact that technology was increasingly not inclusive, many people did not have the ability to benefit from it. We wanted to create an ambient interface to provide access to the marginalized segment of the population, like children and some elderly people,” said Myant Founder and CEO Tony Chahine. “We believe that the advancement of technology should revolve around humans. SKIIN was created with that idea in mind.”
The launch of SKIIN represents a paradigm shift as this comfortable form factor will profoundly affect many industries. In Healthcare, for example, SKIIN can mean increased compliance – opening up the possibilities of remote monitoring and virtual therapy, or by simply allowing for continuous and anticipatory data. The Automotive, Aerospace, Insurance and Financial industries will also benefit from this new digital presence created by SKIIN.
SKIIN products are designed with a diverse sensor and actuator mix that enables the wearer to gain ‘holistic insight’ into their physical and mental state. SKIIN is the first product that, being comfortable and washable, is truly wearable. This allows for the option of a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week connection. Given SKIIN is integrated directly in the clothing we all wear every day, it has the potential to be adopted by 100% of the global population, connect to 100% of the body, 100% of the time.
“SKIIN garments can help the wearer in a variety of ways – helping them obtain better sleep, control their stress and help their overall physical and mental health, and that’s just the beginning,” Chahine said.
The company’s first SKIIN products, smart underwear and smart bras, are designed with six sensors that allow the wearers to comfortably track daily activity, sleep and stress levels – and to connect their body to other smart Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
Some benefits for the wearer include:
- Better Sleep – SKIIN brings some of the technology of a sleep lab to the wearer’s everyday life, helping understand changes during the sleep stages throughout the night. SKIIN can also control the connected environment (ie. Thermostats, lighting, etc.) while the user is sleeping.
- Stress Management – By using a combination of sensors, SKIIN identifies whether wearers are stressed, focused or calm – allowing them to gain insights to optimize their day, increase productivity and practice techniques to improve their mental health.
- Activity Tracking – By providing an accurate ECG, tracking activity throughout the day, and monitoring hydration, the wearer is able to maximize fitness potential as well as lifestyle objectives.
SKIIN can detect six unique activity classifications, including posture, walking, running, sitting/standing, laying down – with more to come.
“By simply wearing SKIIN garments, your Nest® thermostat will adjust to your temperature, your Philips Hue lights will change according to your mood, your smart lock will unlock according to your unique biometric signature, or a calming Spotify playlist will come on when you’re stressed,” Chahine said. “These are just a few of the ways that SKIIN can interact with the devices that you already have in your home.”
SKIIN is a brand focused on integrating technology into everyday apparel, and early adopters will be the first to experience this next step in the evolution of technology into everyday garments.
SKIIN garments are available now at SKIIN.com, and consumers who pre-order SKIIN now will receive excellent pricing and can expect delivery this summer.
Founded in 2010, Myant employs an interdisciplinary team of over 80 people who are creating the world’s first computing textile platform that senses, records, analyses and responds, and ambiently interfaces with humans and artificial intelligence (AI) through textiles. SKIIN, Myant’s proprietary brand of smart apparel, launched in 2018. Myant’s 80,000 sq. ft. facility in Toronto, Canada, is an end-to-end textile supply chain with a state-of-the-art 3D digital fabrication and robotic knitting division, a printed electronic lab, a traditional cut and sew operation, and significant proprietary technologies. In addition, Myant has exclusive and strategic relationships with the world’s top knitting machine manufacturers and yarn makers, as well as other industry suppliers. Myant’s mission is to create a digital human presence through a textile ambient interface to connect every human being to self, others, and AI. For more information about Myant, or SKIIN, please visit: Myant.ca or SKIIN.com.
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