As we turn our attention to becoming mindful about our health and work towards "getting-in-shape," technology advancements have been developed to help monitor the progress. Although we have access to smart phone apps that help us log our workouts or fuel bands that track our movements, we haven't really reached a level to fully grasp our internal system, until now. Pierre Alexandre Fournier and his team have created a user friendly, yet complex mechanism, that help us understand our body and how to impact it for the better.
With a concept in mind and many years of prototype testing, Fournier and his team have introduced Hexoskin to the crowfunding world. Hexoskin, a wireless shirt with a metric device attached to it, allows you to calculate your "ECG, heart rate, breathing rate and volume, activity level, steps, cadence, and more!" The data collected during your activity is digitized and upload in real-time, allowing you to keep track of your body at all times. However, Hexoskin's measurements are not just applicable to fitness, as it has the capabilities to monitor your sleep, giving you insight on that aspect of your life as well. To help break down the data and understand it clearly, Hexoskin comes with the Hexoskin Solo, which is the personal training application that you can use to keep track of your performance.
Hexoskin is a beautiful tool that will help us focus on different aspects of our body, as we plan on becoming healthier individuals. Since Hexoskin has the potential of reading stress levels, it would be intriguing on how/if Fournier and the crew begin testing with individuals in the work field, calculating and studying professionals at work, from surgeons performing surgery to CEOs negotiating deals.
Overall, the idea of using technology to become more familiar with the human body POPs.