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Microsoft Working On a High-Tech Bra To Measure Mood

Update Date: Dec 05, 2013 08:47 AM EST

After expanding its realm in the fields of hardware with tablets, phones and gaming consoles now Microsoft is looking ways to transform lingerie world.

A new paper revealed the details about the smart bra in which a team of five scientists at Microsoft were working on a research titled “Food and Mood: Just-in-Time Support for Emotional Eating.” The essence of the project is to measure the wearer’s emotional state via inbuilt sensors and then subsequently cross referencing them with the feelings when overeating in the past.

Then the bra would send the warnings to your smartphone.

“This is the first study, that we are aware of, that makes use of wearable, mobile sensors for detecting emotions,” the team wrote. “The bra form-factor was ideal because it allowed us to collect EKG [activity] near the heart.”

As of now the bra needs to be recharged every three to four hours which the researchers described as “very tedious process”.

“It was very tedious for participants to wear our prototyped sensing system, as the boards had to be recharged every three to four hours,” Microsoft senior research designer Asta Roseway said according to BBC.

The results were uploaded to Microsoft’s Azure Cloud, and they were impressive. 75 per cent of accuracy was recorded in the prediction that involved the emerging emotional states.

However the bra with wearable technology is not the first thing. Previously, a Twitter-connected bra has been introduced that tweeted every time it was unhooked. This encouraged women to self-examine their breasts.

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