Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within days > Health-in-Motion 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. 0 More: Daily Dose: Rare flesh-eating bacteria kill boy within daysHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle Can crocodile poo and olive oil prevent pregnancy? Lifestyle How to save yourself from a stroke before it’s too late Lifestyle Can eating cheese really give you nightmares? Medical SEE: Here’s something you should do every 2 hours if you sweat a lot Lifestyle The surprising reason you’re getting side pains once a month News Unattractive women more likely to cheat on their partners, new study shows From our sponsors Managing diabetes in the workplace Back-to-school with diabetes Discover treatments that can help reduce acne What can I do to reduce or remove acne marks? Live healthier Fact or myth? » Clearing up the confusion around coconut oil Coconut – the 'fruit of life' Can coconut oil really help you lose weight? Experts dish on the high-cal weight-loss tactic. Sobering perks! » 5 tips to avoiding a hangover Can you really be allergic to alcohol? Is giving up booze for a month actually worth it? Many people commit to "Dry January" – but does it do your body any good?