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Dec 4 2013   2:53PM GMT

Microsoft researches computerised bra

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The universities of Southampton and Rochester (New York) are working with Microsoft on a wearable computer, based on a brassiere form factor to investigate just-in-time interventions to support behaviour modification for emotional eating.

The bra uses a custom circuit board called GRASP (Generic Remote Access Sensing Platform), and a special pad in the bra cup to take heart rate readings. This data stream is collected on a mobile phone application using Bluetooth, and is then stored remotely in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

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The researchers accept that the wearable sensors in the brassiere form factor only allows women to participate, but they are thinking of a possible solution for men.

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