This week on The Bleeding Edge of Digital Health, host Mike Moore speaks with entrepreneur, scientist, and co-founder of Hexoskin, Pierre-Alexander Fournier. Pierre’s company specializes in developing wearable health sensors and smart clothing. He is passionate about creating smart, innovative solutions to improve care for patients with rare and chronic diseases. Mike and Pierre talk about how his latest tech garment is being utilized in health care today, how it is benefiting not just the patient but the physician as well, and more importantly, the future products and garments in Hexoskin’s pipeline that will pave the way for further innovation and change the way we take care of our health, and the health of the ones we care about. Be sure to listen to the entire session.Notable Quotes“So, we're working on different garments. We do have another product that has more sensors called the Astro skin that is being used in research, and that's the product that is being used in the space station right now for different research projects in microgravity. It's also the Astro skin is also what Chris Hemsworth is wearing in Limitless.” – Pierre-Alexander (29:10)“The research groups we're working with have built the largest database of vital signs, data about that specific health condition that exists. So, there are a lot of things that will come out of it. And as I said earlier, we're not just building a product for single use. Eventually, we're going to add blocks to that platform so that it can be used for several types of disease, and it's going to become a great bundle for people with comorbidities.” – Pierre-Alexander (30:59)In This Episode(01:46) The origin story of Hexoskin. (08:58) On being early for health care and the system catching up with them.(11:20) The tech behind the garments and the biomarkers they measure.(13:55) Why did they go with the shirt form factor?(16:04) The use cases for these garments in health care today.(20:49) The transition of care from the hospital to the home.(22:20) The Hexoskin connected health platform.(26:48) Talking regulation and FDA.(29:10) Future garments and new tech from HexoskinOur GuestPierre-Alexander Fourier is an entrepreneur, designer, and scientist. He is the co-founder of Hexoskin, the leading sensor and AI/analytics company for health, research, and medicine, founded to improve care for people with chronic and rare diseases.
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