Myant-FCAD Partnership to Develop Innovative Applications in Textile Computing

Myant FCAD partnership

Toronto-based Myant Inc., the world’s first end-to-end textile computing company, and Ryerson University’s FCAD, Canada’s leading creative innovation hub, formed a partnership to create new ideas and applications in the emerging field of textile computing. Dan Herman, VP of Strategy and Partnerships at Myant will be speaking about how textile computing is changing the landscape at the WT | Wearable Technologies Conference in San Francisco on July 9-10.

Through this new partnership, the new Myant Textile Computing lab at FCAD will enable groundbreaking collaborative research across disciplines into new user experiences, advanced textile design, and novel fabrication processes.

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Textile computing is where digital technology becomes a built-in part of fabric, enabling the creation of “smart” clothing or other “smart” textile products that often incorporate sensors or continuous monitoring. Research being conducted in Ryerson labs in textile computing involves everything from controlling sensors built into textiles with brain signals, to using nanomaterials to waterproof clothing, to developing batteries that can be integrated into garments.

“An international leader in the realm of textile computing, Myant is at the forefront of the next wave of industrial and commercial innovation in Canada,” said Charles Falzon, Dean of Ryerson University’s FCAD. “Our students and faculty live at the intersection of design, technology and user experience, and we are excited to work with Myant to unlock new possibilities for the future of human-machine interactions through textile computing.”

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As part of the strategic partnership, Ryerson and Myant will work together, along with other public and private partners, towards the establishment of Toronto as the innovation hub for textile computing in Canada and around the world.

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“Ryerson’s interdisciplinary approach makes it a natural partner for Myant and supports our efforts to turn Toronto into the global home for textile computing expertise,” said Tony Chahine, CEO and Founder of Myant. “Together we can help re-energize the cultures of design and manufacturing in Canada by linking innovative ideas and research with industrial production to create solutions that improve the lives of millions.”

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