Myant is changing how clothing and textiles interact with our lives, with a whole new meaning for “wearable technology.”
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Myant’s focus is innovating textiles that sense and react to the human body.
No matter who you are, young or old, whatever your walk of life, and regardless of your level of mental and physical ability, we all spend the vast majority of our daily lives with textiles touching our skin. We believe that this makes textile a natural interface to the human body.
Myant’s vision is to use textiles as a means to collect health and performance data from your body. By knitting sensors into the textiles already in your life like clothing and environmental surfaces, we have built a continuous connection to your body, creating a digital twin of your health and performance. Using machine learning on the Myant Platform, meaningful insights are derived as you go about your daily life, helping you better understand and optimize how you live.
Myant’s technology is particularly suited for remote patient monitoring for the triaging, assessment and ongoing delivery of care to vulnerable populations like elderly patients in nursing homes or those in remote/rural communities who have limited access to healthcare. A patient’s healthcare providers and loved ones are now able to stay connected to what matters most no matter the distance.
Myant uses 3D robotic knitting machines to integrate sensors and actuators into textiles. The company’s expertise in textile sciences was instrumental in its rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Myant responded to a public call for PPE, rapidly designing, testing and manufacturing a new brand new line of masks that incorporate the use of copper and silver yarns (metals known for their antiviral and antibacterial properties). Myant is currently producing 340,000 masks per month, with the intention to ramp up manufacturing to 1 million masks per month in the coming months. They are also continuing to design and test new designs of protective equipment, with the vision of a reusable cloth product that can compete in protective ability with medical-standard N95 masks.
Thank you to our Official Supporters
We are thrilled to be supported by these organizations that truly care about advocating for the small business community and Canada:
Startup Canada is the national rallying community and voice for Canada’s 3.5 million entrepreneurs, representing more than 250,000 entrepreneurs and 50 grassroots communities. They are the network promoting, inspiring, educating, connecting, and giving a voice to Canada’s entrepreneurs; supporting them to start, operate, and scale businesses that build a better Canada for the world today and for future generations.
Next Canada is Canada’s strongest and most dedicated entrepreneurial network made up of 500+ top Canadian academics, entrepreneurs, investors, and founders. They accelerate their trajectory with access to education, mentorship, and funding.
RSM Canada LLP provides public accounting services and is the Canadian member firm of RSM International, a global network of independent audit, tax and consulting firms with more than 41,000 people in 116 countries. Their purpose is to deliver the power of being understood to our clients, colleagues, and communities through world-class audit, tax, and consulting services focused on middle-market businesses.
Canadian Chamber of Commerce has connected businesses of all sizes, from all sectors and from all regions of the country to advocate for public policies that will foster a strong, competitive economic environment that benefits businesses, communities, and families across Canada.