In partnership with the Government of Ontario, Myant Inc., a textile innovation company out of Toronto, is excited to announce the launch of a connected-health garment program with the region of Sault Ste. Marie. This pilot project will allow for 2,500 Sault residents to participate in this groundbreaking health monitoring system. The program is actively recruiting now through the end of August and will run for approximately 18 weeks.
How does it work? Myant will offer a package of multiple “Skiin” garments to qualified participants free of charge. We will train the wearer, and a member of their care circle, on how the Skiin Connected Life App works to communicate health and wellness information in a visual and contextual way.
What does this mean? By capturing real-time information from the sensors that are knitted directly into the Skiin garment fabrics the app displays the wearers’ individual health and wellness data over time. By identifying baseline health information, the continuous data-capturing by Skiin can detect deviations in health metrics and ensure that members of the care circle, like trusted family and doctors, can provide the best care possible, with accurate, current health information.
We believe that by harnessing the power of connectedness healthcare can become more accessible, collaborative and efficient.
Anyone interested in participating can visit us at the Covid Vaccination clinic at GFL arena on July 29-30th and August 3rd-7th (more dates being added ongoing throughout the month of August). If you are unable to visit the arena at these times please visit the Myant Skiin website: https://skiin.com/pages/try-skiin to see if you, or your family member, qualify.
Myant acknowledges that they will be in Robinson-Huron Treaty territory and that the land on which we gather is the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg, specifically the Garden River and Batchewana First Nations, as well as Métis People.