Hexoskin Junior Kids Biometrics Shirt Launched At CES 2015 Las Vegas
Congratulations to Hexoskin for pushing the wearable tech envelope, this time with the CES 2015 Las Vegas launch of the new biometrics smart shirt designed for children and teenagers to measure sport and activity metrics such as performance, sleep and more sports big data criteria. The Hexoskin Junior measures 42,000 data points per minute via sensors in the shirt now tailor-made for kids and teens body types the same way the adult garment fits and operates. This intelligent sports garment records in excess of 3,000 data points per minute to provide accurate body metrics while operating on an iPhone or iPad or through an online portal.
Whether a child is battling obesity and their parent is looking for a technological tool that assists with understanding activity parameters that will lead to weight loss, or you have or know of a boy or girl that plays recreational or select team soccer, football, hockey or baseball, Hexoskin is in business to track key analytics in real time via a small Bluetooth device connected to fabric sensors developed from NASA and Canadian Space Agency proprietary technology.
“Youth athletics are popular all over the world,” said Pierre-Alexandre Fournier, Co-Founder and CEO of Hexoskin. “Whether it’s hockey, baseball, football, soccer, volleyball or track & field, kids are part of intense training programs that are training them to become champions and Olympians. With the addition of Hexoskin Junior, we’ve set out to provide coaches, parents and kids the invaluable tools our adult shirts provide.”
This revolutionary high-performance wearable tech is aimed at the consumer who wants to provide a portable lab type experience for kids whether he or she is awake or sleeping with a shirt that has built-in side pockets that use little hardware. The resulting captured data provides a lab-quality deep dive analytic look beyond the off-the-shelf fitness trackers for coaches, trainers, parents and athletes knowledge. The Hexoskin Junior shirt uses sensors made of textiles inside the light weight, warm and comfortable shirt exactly like the adult version.
“Our future hockey champs have been wearing Hexoskin Junior for a few months now,” says Stéphane Goyette, President of Goyette 360 Hockey training camp. “It’s fascinating to see how much biometric data we can record on these youth’s while they progress throughout their training sessions. Viewing their own data in real time truly motivates them to go that extra mile. We wish this technology had existed earlier!”
Standard device measurements include, heart rate, recovery and variability, power, calories burned, and acceleration, sleep duration, activity level, and breathing rate, volume, step count and cadence, in addition to many other useful numbers all gathered in real-time.
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Knowing performance and rest information is a sure fire path towards achieving improved or maximum fitness and athletic goals for youth. The value of reviewing pre-workout, during and post-exercise training session data is exactly the same type of information the world’s best athletes like Hussain Bolt, LeBron James and my Mom, all need in order to perform at their very best on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis.
Common issues such as how to avoid overtraining, injuries and fatigue will be better understood and managed as will knowing when to exert maximum effort whether in a game, during practice or if undergoing rehabilitation. Because children often have underdeveloped bodies, muscles, ligaments, and tendons, the risk for injury is especially high so monitoring training, recovery and rest are all key to ensuring the safest environment which the Hexoskin provides.
Order your Hexoskin Junior as a pre-order in sizes XXS to XL at a retail cost of $149. For more details or to order today, visit www.hexoskin.com.
Used for scientific testing and astronaut training, Hexoskin is a smart device that connects to an intelligent sports garment with integrated sensors to capture body metrics, such as heart rate, breathing rate, acceleration, and more. Hexoskin’s mission is to record and organize personal health information and make it accessible and useful. To get better and more affordable health and fitness services, people will need to wear health sensors. Connectivity, increased interest for health and fitness, population aging and the consumerization of healthcare are strong tailwinds for Hexoskin.
Sports Techie, Hexoskin is a biometrics shirt that captures insight as a world first. The Hexoskin Junior model is manufactured with all the same bells and whistles tailored for athletic kids in your life.
I asked Fournier the following question you all should consider.
Question: Will odor ever be an issue with the Hexoskin, especially with sweaty youth football and hockey players? I played lacrosse for 25 years and understand the smell factor after so many wears; even washing gear/apparel does not help much.
Answer: Odor is not usually an issue; our fabrics are anti-odor and anti-bacterial. I understand there are limits to that for sports like hockey, in any case we’ll do at least as well as your best base layer.
Perspiration tends to cause at times horrific odor to emulate from gear and textile but Hexoskin uses advanced science and technology to prevent this long known issue from ruining your investment. No base layer in the Industry guarantees more smell control packed with precise performance metrics than Hexoskin.
Fournier is based in Montreal but has been in Las Vegas at the CES event all week so if you want to meet him, use their web site contact info to make it so and to place an order.
Wearable tech is big business and game changing.
See y’all later in Seattle and here in Atlanta.
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