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01 September 2017

Forget about smartphones, the latest innovation is in smart underwear.

Forget about smartphones, the latest innovation is in smart underwear. A team of US engineers are developing mechanised undergarments which provide relief from lower back strain. Made out of a variety of fabrics, the invention consists of two sections joined by sturdy straps across the middle back. When the user requires back support, a simple double tap engages the straps, significantly reducing stress in the lower back extensor muscles. In future, embedded sensors may be able to activate such devices automatically if the stress on the lower back becomes excessive.

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