Hexoskin raises almost $1M for its smart apparel


Montreal, Canada-based Carre Technologies, aka Hexoskin, has raised about CA$1.32 million (about US $960,000) from Anges Québec and the Anges Québec Capital fund, for its health-tracking apparel line.

Hexoskin shirts integrate sensors that track heart rate, heart rate variability, breathing rate, respiration volume, activity, and sleep. This data is sent to a companion app, which is available on iOS and Android smartphones.

The shirts are available for men, women and juniors, the last of which were launched at this year’s CES. The adult version costs $399, while the junior model goes for $379.

According to MobiHealthNews, Hexoskin plans to use the funds to apply for an FDA clearance for a new line of smart clothing products that will be used for medical monitoring and diagnostics.

The company is by no means alone in the smart clothing space; other players in this market include Athos, OMSignal and Sensoria.