Why “Smart Clothing” is the Next Frontier for Wearable Health Tech

  TRAQS Founder and CEO, Eric Blue, was recently featured in a news story from KQED – The Future of You – Why “Smart Clothing” is the Next Frontier for Wearable Health Tech.  Eric talks about his own use of “smart clothing” products like Hexoskin and briefly touches on what the future holds for this cutting-edge category of wearable sensors.     When Eric Blue goes to the gym, he sports a wafer-thin shirt that tracks his every move. Blue’s shirt contains tiny sensors, which are woven into the fabric. They monitor his heart rate, the calories he burns and other metrics, like breathing rate. And a companion mobile app on his smart phone informs him about the intensity of his workouts. Blue, a Los Angeles entrepreneur, says regular use of the shirt has pushed him to “up his game” during exercise. This is no ordinary shirt. It represents the evolution of the wearable-tech trend from accessories, like watches and bands like Fitbits, to full-blown clothing. Blue, 38, was among the first people to buy a biometric shirt from Montreal-based startup Hexoskin. Blue…

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Art and Technology Meet To Capture The Experience Behind The Wheel

As a follow-up to our announcement with Porsche in August, The Atlantic Re:Think recently published an article and amazing video showcasing what went into producing The Art of The Thrill event. Powered by the TRAQS Enterprise Platform and biometric data provided by the Hexoskin shirt, the TRAQS API provided the data that Sosolimited turned into stunning art and visualizations. In these digital days, though, it’s becoming clear those high points don’t just leave an impression in our memories—they ripple throughout our bodies too. Our lungs and hearts no longer only serve as biological metronomes; they’ve become data engines, whose output is to be tracked, analyzed and visualized. And all of a sudden, we’re wearing technology to translate what our bodies are saying.   Which means we don’t need to leave thrills to memory anymore. We can see them. And, in August, Porsche and Atlantic Re:think, The Atlantic’s creative marketing group, partnered with TRAQS, a personalized analytics platform, and Sosolimited, a digital design studio, to do just that: visualize the thrill. By bringing together the impressive performance of the new Porsche Macan, a day at…

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TRAQS Announces Partnership and Integration with the Misfit Shine

We’re pleased to announce our partnership and support for the Misfit Shine. Today, Misfit Wearables officially announced the release of their new Misfit Developer Toolkit and Cloud API.  The new Cloud API allows existing Misfit Shine customers to use 3rd party applications with their activity tracker and sleep monitor.  Misfit Shine support is immediately available in the TRAQS Enterprise Platform product, allowing businesses and enterprise customers to support deployments using the Misfit Shine hardware, and supporting the existing platform features for secure data sync, standardized REST API, group management, analytics, data visualization and reporting.  The TRAQS consumer web product, which is currently in private beta, will begin rolling out support for the Shine in October.  

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TRAQS, Porsche, Hexoskin and The Atlantic Re:Think – The Art of the Thrill

We’re happy to announce an exciting event that we took part in last week at the Chicago Autobahn Country Club.  TRAQS teamed up with Porsche, Hexoskin, and the Atlantic Re:Think teams to produce an event around measuring the thrill and excitement while driving the new Porsche Macan on the race track. Porsche selected 25 drivers to participate in the event.  Each driver was fitted with the latest in high tech wearable sensors, powered by Hexoskin.  The Hexoskin shirts were able to monitor each participant’s heart rate, breathing rate, acceleration and other biometric data in near real-time.  And, the cars were equipped with high-precision QStarz GPS recorders for tracking the exact location on the track, along with the speed of the cars. The new TRAQS Enterprise Platform was used to power the event, aggregating the biometric and location data, analyzing peak moments and rendering visualizations on a 65″ touch screen TV.  Immediately following the driving events around the race track, each participant was able to navigate their own data on the big screen and see the exact speed and location on the…

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TRAQS News

We’re excited to officially launch our blog and start sharing some exciting news. We have some exciting announcements in the coming weeks so stay tuned!

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