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Smart clothing research featured in USA Today, Men’s Health, Smithsonian, and by host of other international media – Zelik Lab for Biomechanics & Assistive Technology

Zelik Lab for Biomechanics & Assistive Technology

Smart clothing research featured in USA Today, Men’s Health, Smithsonian, and by host of other international media

Posted by on Monday, August 7, 2017 in News.

We developed, and are now continuing to refine and test, a new smart clothing device that can reduce low back stress during lifting and leaning tasks, in an effort to reduce back pain and injury risks. The media has affectionately dubbed our device “smart underwear,” since the key feature that distinguishes our approach from other wearable exoskeletons or orthoses is that it can be concealed within or worn under clothing to make the solution practical for people who either cannot, or for various reasons will not, wear a device on top of their clothes in their daily lives. A small sampling of the recent media coverage:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/08/03/smart-underwear-rescue-back-pain-sufferers/538754001/

http://money.cnn.com/video/technology/future/2017/08/30/lab-created-underwear-could-prevent-back-pain.cnnmoney/index.html

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovations/news-brief-underwear-future-could-help-prevent-back-pain-180964447/

https://www.facebook.com/NowThisNews/posts/1535084939914958

http://www.menshealth.com/health/smart-underwear-for-back-pain

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4753792/Smart-underpants-relieve-pain.html

http://www.webmd.com/back-pain/news/20170811/smart-underwear-may-help-prevent-back-pain

http://www.futurity.org/smart-underwear-back-pain-1515662/

http://health.usnews.com/health-care/articles/2017-08-11/smart-underwear-may-help-prevent-back-pain

https://www.good.is/articles/super-powered-electronic-underwear-a-cure-for-back-pain

https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/smart-underwear-back-pain/

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