Biometric shirt manufacturer Hexoskin today announced its new line of smart shirts for kids and teenagers at CES 2015, allowing coaches and parents to track physical metrics in real-time through an iOS app.
The Hexoskin Junior features built-in sensors inside of a lightweight, water-resistant shirt, with an optimized fit for regulation of moisture and heat. The sensors themselves can track a number of metrics including heart rate, step count, sleep duration, and calories burned, along with advanced statistics like heart rate recovery, acceleration, breathing volume, and sleep.
All of the metrics can be analyzed on Hexoskin's free mobile app for iOS, which can provide a look at aspects like a user's heartbeat in real-time, or a running session with GPS data to measure distance. The app and the Hexoskin shirt can also be used to measure an individual's VO2max level, which is the maximum volume of oxygen that can be used.
The Hexoskin Junior is available by itself for $149.99 or in a starter kit for $379.99 that contains a Bluetooth recording device and USB cable. The Hexoskin recording device is not required to track metrics with the Hexoskin shirt, but it does allow users to store 150 hours of data with low power consumption and is Apple Made for iPhone (MFi) certified. On its own, Hexoskin's Bluetooth recording device sells for $230.00.
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Just popping in to say that accuracy is of course one of our top priorities.
There are more than 30 research projects using Hexoskin worldwide, including NASA, the Canadian Space Agency, etc.
A test run by the University of Waterloo concluded in almost identical values between data acquired in a clinical environment and data acquired wearing Hexoskin: http://www.hexoskin.com/pages/health-research
To make things clear we're not manufacturing Hexoskin as a medical device but rather for sports and personal monitoring. Hope this helps!
You said it right there. Before we get too far off topic though, its unlikely youll know where your kids are at all times, (eevn in your house they can be somewhere you dont want them to be doing something you dont want them to do). There are many times that your kids are only around the corner and because either;
a). They dont see the danger and assume its alright.
b). Just plain forget what they are told.
c). Are wifully disobedient.
.they will move away from the area you tell them to stay in.
Theyll get to an age where they really are street smart but there will always be a time when they think they are and you think they are but an incident proves otherwise.
Thats one of the most over used phrases in history. No one is suggesting it will, just that it will help.
I can count probably thousands of times I was somewhere I shouldnt be and what happened, I got away with whatever I was doing and wasnt found wherever I was. It wont be the same for an unfortunate few.
Ill have to stop commenting as this thread has gone way off. But every five seconds doesnt mean Ill be checking them that often. Its nice to have a record of where they are if it all goes wrong. This is where we are headed in society like it or not, look how many employers track their employees IT eqpt and vehicles. They may not actively monitor it but the capability is there to a degree.
Accuracy bothered me as FMiP didnt seem too good at times but the dev seems to have chimed in regarding that.
How the hell do you know?
Thomas, thank you for the link. Very encouraging to see data has been published and with obviously good results - glad you were here to speak up!
Brilliant. I love the idea. Couple this with the biometrics and you'll have the perfect safety/monitoring system that doesn't require you to be within eyesight.
Very, apparently. The beauty of this idea is that you wouldn't need to have your child(ren) within eyesight all the time. You could let them out in the backyard to play while you do things around the house. Or, you can take them to a playground and not have to worry about watching them the entire time.
You can monitor or get notices about their vitals. So, you'll know if something has gone wrong or they get injured. You would have GPS tracking so you would know if they go someplace they shouldn't.
This is actually great. I mean, really, really great. One of my major issues with having children is the amount of time you have to spend watching and checking in on them. Something like this would free up so much of that time. You'll be free to do whatever you want and get notices if there is an emergency situation that actually requires your attention.