Paris start-up launches smart monitoring t-shirt

Chronolife, a Paris-based company has launched a new smart t-shirt that monitors six key physiological parameters to enable prevention and monitoring.

The company has also this week closed a new round of fund raising to help in its commercial phase.

The platform uses wearable electronics to integrate 10 biometric scanners into a machine-washable T-shirt capable of continuously recording a user’s electrocardiogram, abdominal and thoracic breathing, body temperature, physical activity, and pulmonary impedance.

Data from the shirt is transmitted via Bluetooth to the user’s smartphone, where data from multiple sensors can be integrated using Chronolife’s HOTS (Hierarchy Of event-based Time Surfaces) algorithms to deliver actionable health insights, which can subsequently be downloaded or transferred to secure servers for review by health professionals.

The battery for the t-shirt last 24 hours and includes a combination of real-time analytics and wearable sensors. Use cases could include aging-in-place, senior care, occupational health and safety, sports rehabilitation, military training, and performance management.

The t-shirt has received a CE mark, Nexkin™ is certified as meeting all safety and performance requirements to operate in the European Union.

Laurent Vandebrouck, CEO of Chronolife “The Nexkin™ T-shirt makes accurate, unobtrusive continuous health monitoring both affordable and convenient across a wide range of industries and functionalities, from pharmaceutical testing to senior care.”

“By combining wearable electronics with advanced AI-powered analytics, we’re delivering biometric monitoring capabilities that will revolutionize the way researchers and healthcare professionals will eventually interact with patients.”