August 20, 2020
Update: This story has been updated with additional information from Carré Technologies.
OMSignal, a Canadian digital health startup that helped to pioneer the smart clothing space, is out of business as of February 2019, MobiHealthNews has learned. The company declared bankruptcy and sold some of its patents to Honeywell Safety Products.
According to a notice published by PricewaterhouseCoopers...
December 15, 2015
Montreal, Canada-based Carre Technologies, which does business as Hexoskin, has raised about $960,000 ($1.32 million Canadian) from Anges Québec and the Anges Québec Capital fund, for its health-tracking apparel line.
Hexoskin shirts include sensors that track heart rate, heart rate variability, breathing rate, respiration volume, activity, and sleep. Data from the shirt is sent to a companion...
August 12, 2014
Redwood, California-based wearable technology maker Athos raised $12.2 million in a round led by DCM, with additional funding from True Ventures, NBA team Golden State Warriors Managing Partner Joe Lacob, Golden State Warriors player Jermaine O’Neal, and existing investor The Social+Capital Partnership.
The company will use the funds to commercialize its fitness apparel line that Athos aims to...
July 7, 2014
Montreal, Canada-based smart clothing maker OMsignal raised $10 million in a round led by Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP). Existing investors also participated in the round including Real Ventures, Mistral Venture Partners, Golden Venture Partners, David Cohen (managing partner at Techstars), Flextronics, and Primera Capital. This brings the company's total funding to at least $11 million....
June 24, 2014
In early February, a group of six, three men and three women, embarked on a 45-day expedition in Antarctica to test Astroskin, a smart shirt prototype developed by Carre Technologies for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA). The CSA also invested $1.12 million in a total of five studies, which they expect to complete in 2014, that explore technologies that aim to make space flight safer for astronauts...