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Cosmic Smart Shirts

A Canadian Astronaut Will Test Carre Technologies' Astroskin on a Mission

— October 31, 2016 — Tech
Wearables are increasing in popularity here on Earth, but the same concept is about to make the move into orbit thanks to Astroskin. The smart shirt and headband, developed by Quebecois company Carre Technologies, will be sent into space and worn by Canadian astronaut David Saint-Jacques to both test its efficacy and keep tabs on the spaceman himself.

Carre Technologies' Astroskin system provides detailed information on a host of health conditions. The combination of a shirt and headband can track blood oxygen levels, blood pressure, skin temperature, activity level, heart rate and electrical activity (viz. an ECG,) and breathing rate and volume.

While the above medical data is readily available through wearables on Earth, bringing it into space poses unique challenges. In order to transmit the data, for example, Astroskin requires a module on the ISS.
Trend Themes
1. Wearable Health Tech - Astroskin by Carre Technologies creates a new trend of wearable health monitoring tech for astronauts.
2. Telehealth - Providing real-time health data, Astroskin by Carre Technologies opens up telehealth opportunities for astronauts and remote patients.
3. Space Wearables - The development of Astroskin technology by Carre Technologies points towards a new era in wearable space tech.
Industry Implications
1. Healthcare - Astroskin by Carre Technologies introduces opportunities for wearable health monitoring for healthcare professionals and patients.
2. Space Exploration - Carre Technologies expands space technology innovation with the development of Astroskin wearable monitoring tech.
3. Wearable Technology - Astroskin by Carre Technologies revolutionizes wearable technology by introducing a multifunctional monitoring system for the body.
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