Accyourate, a European digital health company whose smart T-shirt records and monitors vital body signs such as heart rate and breathing patterns, is opening a data analysis center in Tel Aviv.
The developer of wearable technology has appointed Israeli entrepreneur Dr. Amir Toren, a board member and executive director at the company, to head the Tel Aviv office and hire a team of five experts in data science, deep learning and machine learning over the coming year.
The center, which is expected to start operating in the next few weeks, seeks to use techniques such as machine learning and deep learning to analyze the extensive longitudinal multi-parametric big data collected by Accyourate’s wearable devices. The goal is to extract patterns and correlations for the development of personalized healthcare strategies, proactive health-related alerts, and medical interventions, the Italian-based company said.
Accyourate’s washable e-textile shirt monitors seven body signals — ECG, heart rate, breathing pattern, body temperature, movement, GPS, and body position for fall alerts. The signals are detected by printed and invisible polymeric sensors, seamlessly embedded in the fabric of the cotton-based T-shirt. The T-shirt is connected to a proprietary AI-driven cloud-based software platform that securely collects, stores, and analyzes vast amounts of data. The data is transmitted to a user’s smartphone or smartwatch.
“We are determined to unlock valuable insights that will shape the future of healthcare and improve the lives of individuals worldwide,” said Toren. “By expanding our capabilities, we aim to introduce attractively designed, comfortable, and functional wearables, monitoring vital body signs through proprietary algorithms and presenting insights via user-friendly dashboards.”
The materials are tailored for everyday use in social life, sports, health, and at work to prevent and assess potential health risks before they occur, and provide lifesaving medical alerts. The polymeric sensors can be printed on a wide range of products such as gloves, shoe insoles, headbands and masks.
Accyourate in Israel, the company’s first branch outside of Italy, is looking for collaborations and partnerships with healthcare providers, research institutions, and industry leaders to jointly work on the full potential of big data, and enhance patient care, population health, and overall well-being, the company said.
The technology is CE-certified in compliance with European health, safety, and environmental protection standards, and it is currently in the process of getting clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration. It has been validated by a number of universities, including Johns Hopkins University in the US, University of Bologna, and UniRoma4 University in Italy.
Founded in 2019 by Arnaldo Usai, Accyourate employs a total of 20 people and operates from headquarters and production facilities in L’Aquila and Bologna, Italy. In February this year, Sweden-based Crown Energy, partly owned by Israeli businessman Yoav Ben-Eli, bought about 85% of the shares in SmarTee, the parent holding company of Accyourate.