Company develops new line of bio-sensing clothing that connects with
MONTREAL, June 5, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - OMsignal, developer of a
revolutionary line of bio-sensing clothing, has secured seed round
financing of $1M from venture capital funds Real Ventures, Golden
Venture Partners, and David Cohen (CEO of TechStars). The company was
formed around the idea that clothing could help consumers be healthier,
fitter and happier.
With the recent rise in popularity of bracelets and clip-ons, consumers
have demonstrated a clear demand for wearable computing and all the
bio-feedback that comes along with it. In addition to physical
activity, bio-sensing clothing from OMsignal captures ECG and breathing
patterns on a continuous basis.
"OMsignal goes well beyond today's existing smart accessories to track
core biological signals," said Matt Golden, Golden Venture Partners.
"This represents a major shift in the ability to monitor in-depth
biological rhythms discretely and continuously as people go about their
Alan MacIntosh, from Real Ventures noted, "The founders of OMsignal
pulled together an exceptionally talented team from very diverse and
highly specialized fields including scientists, designers, engineers,
medical experts as well as renowned academic researchers. Working with
world-class partners, OMsignal has also tapped into Montreal's unique
history of high-end textile development and its vibrant tech startup
This summer, the company will open its bio-sensing apparel platform to
external parties. Stéphane Marceau, CEO of OMsignal explains, "Our
ultimate goal is to enable a variety of partner services and
applications to help people lead healthier and happier lives. In line
with this goal and to encourage innovation on our platform, we've
initiated a program to give 100 free shirts to innovators of all
Editor's note: Media kit attached.
OMsignal has developed a revolutionary line of bio-sensing clothing that
connect seamlessly with mobile devices.
OMsignal garments are designed for everyday wear, to compliment life
without getting in the way of daily life. Physiological signals
acquired from the body are filtered and interpreted to deliver useful
information and actionable insights to consumers, health and medical
practitioners, and to researchers in a variety of human related fields
The information and insights derived from OMsignal include ECG, activity
and respiration rhythms as well as a measure of tension level or
Based in Montreal, Canada, OMsignal is backed by Canadian and US-based
venture capital funds. The OMsignal team includes scientists,
engineers, fashion designers, intelligent textile fiber specialists,
medical practitioners as well as mobile UX and mobile product experts.
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