Futuristic clothing targets health conditions
June 20, 2018
TORONTO – Etobicoke, Ontario-based textile computing company Myant has unveiled a first-of-its-kind, soon-to-be-released line of clothing designed to diagnose, treat and prevent health issues. Referring to the new offering as futuristic clothing – with the technology seamlessly integrated into the fabric, as opposed to traditional wearables – the company explained that the breakthrough products promise to change the face of both the garment industry and healthcare.
“Connected to the Internet of Things and featuring remote monitoring capabilities, our apparel also promises to change the way healthcare providers interact with and care for patients, no matter how geographically distant they are located,” said Gagan Gill, director of marketing at Myant.
The innovative line was demonstrated at a preview event for the upcoming Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATSC) show, which takes place August 20-22, 2018 at the Toronto International Centre. The public and healthcare community will have the opportunity to see the new clothing line first-hand on the ATSC show floor.
Included in the Myant line are stylish undergarments that act as an ECG monitor 24-7, alerting users to potential heart rhythm issues. Also included is apparel that provides users with remote therapy, meaning patients can receive professional rehabilitation therapy, managed by their health provider and powered by AI – including heat, electric stimulation and compression treatment – while in the comfort of their homes.
The new offerings will be among a wide range of trending apparel and textile products at ATSC, which will feature 600 local and international exhibits, three full days of seminars, panels and sessions by industry, government and fashion leaders, business matchmaking services, and fashion runway events. The show provides the thousands of expected attendees with networking and business opportunities with international suppliers on Canadian turf.
“ATSC will display the latest trends and unique offerings in apparel and textile from more than 20 countries, including Canada, China, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, the U.S., the U.K., Turkey, Switzerland, Spain, Nepal and, for the first time, the Ukraine,” said Jason Prescott, CEO of JP Communications, ATSC producer and North America’s leading publisher of B2B global trade platforms TopTenWholesale.com and Manufacturer.com.
For more information or to register for the show, visit http://www.appareltextilesourcing.com. Registration – which includes entrance to both the exhibits and conference sessions – is free of charge.