17 December 2007

The era of the Intelligent Bra

It seems that intelligence is no longer restricted to the world of the live beings and electronic devices (computers, robots, bombs, etc.). Now the first item of clothing joined the parade - the Intelligent Bra.

Women could be spared the discomfort and even injury caused by poor bra design thanks to an "intelligent fabric" with sensors developed by scientists. As many as 80 per cent of women are thought to be wearing the wrong bra, increasing the risk of pain and nerve damage caused by bra straps, particularly during exercise.
Looks like the sentiment expressed in the picture below will become history shortly:

And all the glory belongs to Aussies:
Researchers from the University of Wollongong in Australia said: "A consequence of current bra design is that the brassiere straps bear much of the load generated by breast momentum during physical activity.
I hoped they have invested enough thought in the design of a new quick release button that men could finally figure out too...