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Category Clothing-integrated
Developer Carré Technologies Inc. [1]
Announced September 2013 [2]
Released Developers: (unknown)
Consumers: October 2014 [3]
Price 400 USD (for the Full Kit version)[4]
Operating system none

heart rate, respiration, accelerometer [5]

Weight 40 g (processing unit)[6]

buttons, bluetooth [7]

Data available robust
Risk factor low

Hexoskin is a range of fitness clothing with built-in biometric sensors. The t-shirt is equipped with heart rate, respiration and acceleration sensors that gather data about the user's sport activity. Processed data is synchronized with the provided Android or iOS app and can be interpreted to improve the user's training. The device is used by professional athletes, health researchers, and space agencies.[8][9]

Main characteristics

The Hexoskin shirt is a purely textile garment with the sensors woven in the fabric of the shirt. It is equipped with a range of sensors, namely heart beat, respiration, and accelerometer (cadence) sensors. All sensors feed the data into a central processing unit that sits in a small side pocket of the device. The sensors connect to the processing unit by a custom tubular connector. The unit features a synchronize button and the battery. The device itself has no displaying abilities and has to be paired to a smartphone or a computer to transfer the workout data. These can be then display and interpreted in the provided smartphone, OSX, or Windows application.[10] The processing unit also has three coloured LED diodes that display the status of the device.


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Dashboard for the sensitive data is online - privacy issues?

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  1. http://www.hexoskin.com/pages/about-us
  2. http://betakit.com/nearing-its-crowdfunding-goal-this-biometric-shirt-helps-you-fight-death/
  3. http://forums.appleinsider.com/discussion/182624/ios-connected-hexoskin-fitness-tracking-smart-shirt-now-available
  4. http://www.hexoskin.com/collections/all
  5. http://www.hexoskin.com/pages/key-metrics-delivered-by-hexoskin
  6. http://www.digitaltrends.com/fitness-apparel-reviews/wearable-body-metrics-hexoskin-review/
  7. http://www.hexoskin.com/pages/start
  8. http://www.hexoskin.com/pages/theyre-using-hexoskin
  9. http://www.cantechletter.com/2015/12/hexoskin-wins-canadian-space-agency-contract-for-wearable-health-monitoring-tech/
  10. http://www.hexoskin.com/