An MIT startup reimagines the bra as a heart monitor—and aims to fill the data gap for women’s heart disease.

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.

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