Connected PPE – New Ways to Check Health and Performance

Myant Inc.- a global pioneer in textile computing – has revealed design concepts for connected PPE, sensing and enabling new ways of holistically assessing health and performance.

The idea of wearing PPE developed from a reactionary preventative measure to an integral part of daily living in the post-COVID world. During that process the company began to conceive ways that a connected biometric sensing mask could integrate into the company’s broader vision for interconnected biometric garments. Since it is worn close to the nose and mouth, a mask presents an opportunity for a connected textile to collect data on emissions from the respiratory system via volatile organic compound (VOC) sensing.