The collective expertise of the advisory board members will help shape Myant’s long-term business strategy, particularly relative to healthcare - one of Myant’s areas of focus. Myant is building a platform that enables individuals, and their community to manage their heart health and general well-being via a continuous ambient textile interface. Continuous and reliable data is the key to empowering predictive analytics that ultimately enable a more meaningful, preventative approach to health management.
TORONTO, September 11, 2019 – Myant Inc., the global leader in Textile Computing, is pleased to announce the formation of an Executive Health Advisory Board (EHAB), a committee of senior industry leaders and practitioners with the mandate to help the leadership team shape Myant’s long-term business strategy. Myant is positioned for significant growth, buoyed by its recent new B2B partnerships as well as the anticipated launch of the Skiin Connected Apparel line and the Myant biometric data platform. The company is building upon its well-established and growing body of R&D and intellectual property relating to the functionalization of textiles, and applying it to opportunities across healthcare, wellness and workplace safety. It is also drawing on key partnerships and collaborations, such as one with the Mayo Clinic for the development of remote heart monitoring applications, to create solutions using longitudinal biometric data that can help all people live healthier and more productive lives.
The EHAB will include the following external advisors:
Scott Bruder, MD, PhD
Founder & CEO, Bruder Consulting & Venture Group
Dr. Scott Bruder brings a wealth of expertise having served as Chief Medical & Scientific Officer at Stryker Corporation and Chief Science & Technology Officer at BD. Dr. Bruder currently consults for biotech, medtech, and pharmaceutical companies, shaping their lifecycle management approach and guiding them on the journey from idea to prototype to commercial success.
David Feygin, PhD, MBA
VP IT & Chief Digital Health Officer, Boston Scientific
David Feygin currently drives the continued evolution of the digital health strategy for Boston Scientific, leading the Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT), Analytics and Mobility teams. He is also Chair of the Executive Council for The Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice, a thought leader in information-enabled healthcare safety.
Suraj Kapa, MD
Cardiologist & Cardiac Electrophysiology, Mayo Clinic
Dr. Suraj Kapa is a consultant in the Division of Heart Rhythm Services, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at the world-renowned Mayo Clinic. Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Kapa will bring his experience with translational innovation, helping to bridge the gap between foundational science / research and real-world medical outcomes.
Giri Logsetty, MD
Cardiologist, St. Joseph’s Health Centre
Dr. Giri Logsetty is a cardiologist based out of St. Joseph’s Health Centre and Riverside Cardiology and Diagnostic Imaging in Toronto. Educated and trained at the University of Toronto and Harvard University respectively, Dr. Logsetty brings with him a tremendous depth of clinical experience that will help Myant understand the realities concerning the integration of technology into the clinical setting.
“We are thrilled to be able to leverage the expertise of this incredible group of leaders, each of whom possesses a unique perspective on how building a new textile-based connection between the human body and the digital world can help transform lives and create value for everyday people, healthcare providers, and businesses across industries.” said Tony Chahine, Founder and CEO of Myant Inc.
About Myant Inc.
Myant is on a mission to transform human connectedness and has created the world’s first platform that ambiently connects people to their own bodies, to each other, and to the world around them through the use of textiles that can sense and react to the human body. 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 turning everyday textiles into bidirectional interfaces for human-computer interaction. Connect with us to find out how we can help you create innovative solutions powered by textiles that can sense and react to the human body. Visit https://www.myant.ca to learn more.
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