- MONITOR AND IMPROVE WOMEN’S HEARTH HEALTH
A startup out of MIT is creating a wearable specifically aimed at better monitoring and understanding women’s cardiovascular health through an article of clothing worn closest to a woman’s heart: her bra.
Bloomer Tech is developing flexible, washable circuits with sensors to be sewn into the lining of a bra. The smart bra device will monitor electrocardiogram signals from the heart (in addition to other biometrics) and send real-time data to a woman’s smartphone, as well as to her doctor. The startup aims to provide patients and doctors with more accurate data to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease.
- CAN ALSO DETECT BREAST CANCER
This was developed by the Centre for Materials Research & Innovation (University of Bolton, UK)
The smart bra uses a microwave antennae device built into the structure of the bra. Data about each breast is collected by embedded microchips which generate computer-generated images. Professor Elias Siores, director of CRMI, said: “The breast screening smart bra is an invention that allows users to detect breast cancer at a curable stage. It is a low-risk, non-invasive, simple-to-use and cost-effective device that can provide easily-interpreted data.