Hexoskin (Carré Technologies) was awarded a contract from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to develop the On Astronaut Wireless Sensor System (OAWSS), which is part of an Advanced Crew Medical System (ACMS).
The OAWSS enables the ACMS to remotely monitor crew health, and supports the development of a diagnosis and treatment plan in the event of injury or illness during long duration space missions. Hexoskin’s sensors can be attached on the astronaut’s body using a biocompatible adhesive, and provide crucial data that can be accessed remotely in real-time.
Hexoskin previously provided CSA with the Astroskin system, a wearable platform for remote health monitoring.The primary objectives of the OAWSS are: the development and fabrication of Wireless Sensor Units, the development of a Sensor Interface Unit, and the development of a Data Management System. The Data Management System includes an electronic health record (EHR), a real-time monitoring interface, and an application program interface (API) compliant with the HL7 standard.
“We’ve designed a unique wireless body sensor platform that provides long-term vital signs monitoring with a high level of accuracy, reliability, and configurability, and we’re very excited to have been selected by CSA for this project,” says Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, CEO of Hexoskin. “The technology developed will be useful to many space groups within CSA, including the Life Sciences and Space Medicine groups.”
Hexoskin previously provided CSA with the Astroskin system, a wearable platform for remote health monitoring currently used in on-going studies and evaluations. The company also commercializes the Hexoskin smart shirts for sports training and health tracking.
Earlier this month, Hexoskin raised CA$1.32 million from Anges Québec and the Anges Québec Capital fund.