Smartphones, smart TVs, and smartwatch, why not a smart bra? In an era of highly-advanced artificial intelligence, women do deserve a super-technical bra, don’t they? While this seems pretty weird at the first instance, smart bras will soon be a go-to invention, maybe like around a few years from now. As much as an intimate with batteries or charge sound impractical and insane, the world is always full of surprises, you see. There is a lot more to smart bras than one can imagine and here I have listed a few.
Bras that protect from sexual assault
One of the finest Singaporean inventions, we could say. This bra was modeled as a great tool to protect women from sexual assaults and rape. The sensors fitted into this smart bra send signals to the police when there is a sudden exertion of the bra or rise in the heartbeat due to forceful actions. Scott Fan, the man behind this innovative intimate, needs great appreciation to have been so thoughtful about women safety.
Smarty and Sporty
How about a wellness coach built into your sports bra? The concept of self-motivation is a great idea though, especially when it comes from your very own clothing. Yes, heart rates and the pace of breathing are monitored by the smart sensors fitted in your training bras which help you with a better workout session. These bras have already made its presence in the markets and you no more have to look into your smartwatch time and again during a jog.
Bras that prevent stress eating
Microsoft has recently come up with a bra model that actually tells if you are stressed. The battery-operated sensors in your bra cups send signals to a woman’s smartphone whenever they are emotionally unstable. The company links these stress warnings with overeating and unhealthy food habits. Whenever the wearer is mentally depressed, a reminder pops up on the mobile which the founder Mary Czerwinski feels would help the woman get out of the habit of stress eating.
Bras that detect breast cancer
Will this kill all the myths about an underwire bra causing breast cancer? Sounds like it actually does. Julian Rios Cantu is a young scientist who put artificial intelligence to great use to design a bra that can actually detect the early symptoms of breast cancer in women. The most common form of cancer according to the WHO, it is often left undetected until the disease has become worse. Julian’s creation has around 200 sensors fitted into the bra that makes a note of everything from unregularized blood circulations to the texture of the breasts. It simply sends warning signals but a proper medical examination is essential before you come to conclusions.
The field of artificial intelligence and robotics is developing at a faster pace and will soon become a part of our daily lives just like virtual assistants such as Siri (iPhone) and Alexa (Google). Imagine a conversation with your bra or your bra actually recognizing its owner through biometrics; the future has a lot more to offer.