Skynet is coming, first the robots started making our cars, then they started comforting children in hospitals… Now they’ve crossed the line and are touch boobs!
If you are looking at where to either thank or point the finger, look for Professor Julie Steele from the Biomechanics Research Laboratory, and Professor Gordon Wallace and Dr Sheridan Gho at the Innovation Campus at the University of Wollongong. They are the ones who invented the bionic bra to help realize what Bette Midler once referred to as the “Over The Shoulder Boulder Holder.”
The bra is loaded up with sensors and actuators that detect the movement of breasts and determine the amount of support and tightening to be provided for comfort at all times. It is made from a material called smart yarn that does all the sensing and sets the bra into motion. It has been in the works for the last 15 years.
Here are some examples of how it works:
If the bra senses the movement of breasts, while performing athletic activity, the bra tightens itself to provide supports. When there is no movement for example while sitting on a chair the bra automatically relaxes and loosens the grip.
Here’s what professor Julie had to say:
Unfortunately, the most supportive sports bras tend to be the most uncomfortable to wear. Making matters worse, BRA research has found that 85 per cent of women are wearing bras that do not fit or support their breasts correctly.