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An MIT startup reimagines the bra as a heart monitor—and aims to fill the data gap for women’s heart disease.
June 27, 2018
As a female engineering student, Alicia Chong Rodriguez, SM ’18, was used to being one of the few women in any room full of engineers. But three years ago, she was shocked to learn that women are also woefully underrepresented in research on heart disease—even though it’s the leading cause of death in women worldwide.
Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women, and yet very few women participate in clinical trials. That is especially a problem when you consider that heart disease, and their treatments, often don’t affect women and men in the same way—they don’t even affect all women alike. So, it is obvious more data is needed—and Bloomer Tech believes they have an obvious solution. The company is developing flexible, washable biometric sensors that can be incorporated into everyday clothing, starting with smart bras. These sensors can measure electrocardiogram and activity data, which includes the full PQRST segments as well as step counts, fall detection, and posture.