This Smart Bra From MIT Could Improve Women’s Health
A sensor-filled wearable provides real-time feedback on a woman's heart
MIT startup Bloomer is working on a “smart bra” that is designed to provide more than just support—it also has the capabilities to monitor a woman’s heart. Waterproof sensors and circuits are placed within the bra, allowing for constant data collection. These sensors measure a range of biometrics including blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, ECG and breast scans.
The bra is connected via bluetooth to a wearer’s phone, making it easy to pull up the information on an app. These key metrics can also be sent to a woman’s health care provider, ensuring doctors have accurate and important information on their patients. After all, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women.