The World's First "Bionic Bra" Might Just Change Your Life

Or at least your lingerie drawer.
Bionic Bra
University of Wollongong

If you really think about it, it makes absolutely no sense that we have different bras for different occasions. Why is a sports bra too stifling for the office, and why does a delicate lacy number do nothing for a jog? Apparently scientists are equally as flustered, because they've been busy coming up with a solution.

Researchers at the University of Wollongong in Australia have developed what they call the "bionic bra," which has the potential to stay comfy from your morning spin class through your evening happy hour. And it's not as scary as it sounds.

"Unfortunately, the most supportive sports bras tend to be the most uncomfortable to wear," lead researcher Julie Steele said in a statement. Plus, many women unknowingly choose the wrong bra size and end up missing out on much-needed support. 

The bionic bra aims to solve that problem by using "smart yarn" technology. It will detect how your breasts move, and then tighten or loosen itself depending on what you need at any given moment. This will ultimately help women prevent issues like neck and back pain, plus nerve damage in the shoulders from too-tight straps.

Ready to buy one? might be a while before bionic bras hit shelves; researchers say they're still working on making it machine-washable. If they make it look cute, too, we're sold.

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