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The Quebec medical technology industry has been working around the clock to ramp up production, develop new innovative solutions, and collaborate with our government and health system partners to fight the pandemic and help provide our healthcare heroes on the front-lines with the technologies and supplies they need to save lives. Discover some of the success stories that make us proud of being part of the worldwide MedTech community.


Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Hexoskin remains committed to providing complete connected health solutions for remote patient monitoring. Hexoskin is the only clinically validated garment able to provide continuous vital signs monitoring and has already been widely used in both clinical and scientific research settings (over 85 scientific publications).

The “smart shirts” helping reduce the pressure COVID-19 is putting on hospitals

Montreal-based Hexoskin has created a high-tech shirt capable of monitoring COVID-19 patients from home. This technology is helping to reduce the burden on healthcare facilities and workers as we fight COVID-19.

Hexoskin’s high-tech shirts monitor vital signs at home, freeing up valuable space and time for health-care workers on the pandemic’s frontlines.

An independent company

Founded in 2006 in Montreal, Hexoskin is a growing private company, leader in non-invasive sensors, software, data science & AI services. The company headquartered in the bustling Rosemont neighborhood, provides solutions and services directly to customers & researchers; and through B2B contracts in pharmaceutical, academics, healthcare, security, defense, first responders, aerospace public & private organizations.

Hexoskin’s mission has always been to make the precise health data collected by its body-worn sensors accessible and useful for everyone. When the cofounders Pierre-Alexandre Fournier and Jean-François Roy started the company back in 2006, the existing technologies to report rich health data continuously didn’t exist. Hexoskin took a different approach to non-portable and invasive monitoring solutions by releasing in 2013 the first washable Smart Shirts that captures cardiac, respiratory, and activity body metrics. Today Hexoskin’s main R&D focus is the development of innovative body-worn sensors for health, mobile, and distributed software for health data management and analysis.