Myant to Demonstrate Connected Textiles for Fitness and Cycling at CES 2020 that Enable New Modes of Textile-Based Performance Optimization

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Myant has been applying their expertise in textiles that can sense and react to the human body and is developing a line of fitness and performance apparel that consolidates numerous performance measurement tools into a single textile-based measurement platform.

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The quantification of performance has become a critical aspect of training and performance optimization for athletes, who have relied on performance quantification technologies to fine tune their performance, understand how to push harder, and when to pull back to avoid injury.

Myant Inc., pioneers in Textile Computing™, will be exhibiting at CES 2020 in Las Vegas and showcasing a system of connected performance apparel (including a pair of connected cycling shorts) designed to augment fitness experiences, connecting athletes to their bodies, their training partners and coaches. Connected fitness represents just one facet of a life connected through textile that Myant is creating. These garments along with other connected textile form factors are poised to change the way people across society work, care for each other, and play.

The quantification of performance has become a critical aspect of training and performance optimization for athletes, and for cyclists in particular who have relied on performance quantification technologies to fine tune their performance, understand how to push harder, and when to pull back to avoid injury. The objective quantification of performance also serves as a motivational tool, helping to demonstrate progress over time and versus the competition. While many such tools exist, the individual measurement tools are often difficult to swap between bikes and the data generated from various tools are locked in their own platforms making it difficult to obtain a holistic view of performance.

Recognizing these challenges, Myant has been applying their expertise in textiles that can sense and react to the human body and is developing a line of fitness & performance apparel that consolidates numerous performance measurement tools into a single textile-based measurement platform. Different textile form factors (e.g. sports bra, underwear, sweat band, compression tights, etc.) all will have the ability to contribute data towards building a holistic picture of your performance and provide deeper context and understanding on how your broader life off the field (i.e. your sleep, your daily activity, etc.) is impacting your performance on the field. One such garment in development is a pair of connected cycling shorts with EMG sensors knitted directly into the textile which in combination with data captured by other connected garments (such as the connected athletic shoe or ECG shirt) enables access to a variety of performance metrics like fatigue, power output and blood/muscle oxygenation.

Other potential capabilities that can be integrated into fitness & performance apparel include posture detection and haptic feedback to correct form, heart rate via continuous ECG monitoring, respiration monitoring, blood pressure tracking, electrolyte-level monitoring via sweat sensing, activity tracking, electronically-controlled moisture management, and more. The cycling shorts and other fitness & performance interfaces will be on display in Myant’s booth at CES 2020, happening January 7th to 10th in Las Vegas.

The data generated by these textile-based sensors will be fed to the Myant Platform which aggregates these different data types to provide a single holistic view of your fitness & performance. Using machine learning on the Myant Platform, users will also be able to identify and predict performance issues, unlocking a new level of optimization. The insights derived from this data can be shared back to the athlete but also shared with training partners and coaches to augment the training experience. Training partners can share their data via apps connected to the Myant Platform, providing the social motivation to improve and push through.

The optimization of performance through connected textiles is just one of the many possibilities enabled by the Myant Platform, which provides a continuous and ambient connection between people and their bodies, their communities, and their environments across all aspects of daily life (i.e. home, work, and play). Myant’s presence at CES 2020 was designed to encourage others envision these possibilities, inspiring the world to challenge the way they see everyday textile and to reimagine the value that these objects can provide. Myant invites you to visit their booth at CES 2020 (Booth #43925, Sands Expo, Health & Wellness) to discover more about a world connected by textile.

For more information or to schedule a meeting with Myant at CES 2020, please contact:
Brian Fung
Marketing Strategist at Myant
brian.fung@myant.ca, 416-423-7906 x401

Frank Florio
VP, Strategy & Business Development at Myant
frank.florio@myant.ca, 416-423-7906 x421

About Myant Inc.
Myant has created the world’s first platform that continuously and ambiently connects people to their bodies, to each other, and to the world around them. Using connected textiles that can sense and react to the human body and a platform that enables machine learning driven health and performance outcomes, Myant is on a mission to transform human connectedness. With an extensive patent portfolio, key exclusive relationships within the textile computing industry, a multidisciplinary team of researchers, engineers, data scientists, fashion designers and knitting specialists, and over 80,000 ft² of manufacturing capacity, Myant is changing the way people across society connect. Connect with us to find out how we can help you create innovative solutions powered by connected textiles and the Myant Platform.

Visit https://www.myant.ca to learn more.

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