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Company seeks Saultites to wear health-tracking undergarments

Pilot project looking for 2,500 trial participants to wear technology-embedded undergarments daily for 18 weeks
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Packages of health-monitoring undergarments will be distributed to volunteers at GFL Memorial Gardens July 28-30. Trial participants are expected to wear the undergarments daily for 18 weeks. Darren Taylor/SooToday

Self-described ‘textile innovation company’ Myant Inc. wants you to slap on their health-monitoring undergarments that are designed to sense, monitor and help detect symptoms that may signal the onset of diseases, including COVID-19.

The Toronto-based company has already launched its pilot project in Sault Ste. Marie this weekend, which aims to recruit 2,500 Saultites to wear its health-monitoring system daily for 18 weeks. 

A package of multiple Skiin garments will be provided to qualified participants free of charge. Training will be provided to volunteers. 

Anyone interested in participating can contact Sault Area Hospital or show up at the COVID-19 vaccination clinics at GFL Memorial Gardens July 28-30.

More dates will be added throughout the month of August.

Myant Inc. received more than $1.5 million in assistance from the provincial government in May.

- with files from Darren Taylor