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Smart Clothing For Lower Back Pain Relief

Back pain is a problem every individual all across the globe is facing nowadays owing to the stress and workload. Hence, the launch of a new wearable technology can help relieve the pain of the people. The smart underpants can help end the misery of millions of people. The Batman style-underpants can bring out a change in the briefs industry.

The smart wearable has been designed using such a technology that the user can get rid of the lower back pain. The development of such a technology can prove all the experts who use the unworkable, unproven, or plain unattractive methods wrong. The researchers from the Vanderbilt University have combined the biomechanics with the wearable technology and in turn developed a smart and mechanized undergarment.

On a worldwide basis, there are 60–80% adults suffering from lower back pain during their lifetime. And when it comes to undergoing the treatment process, it costs around billions in the productivity and healthcare every year. Thus, engineer Karl Zelik has created the wearable technology solution to cure back pain while lifting objects. People are used to seeing their comic characters like Bruce Wayne, Superman, Tony Stark, and others wear supersuits to boost their performance. But can it be of any use to us is the question. Though we are not fighting the villains we do require something to help reduce our back pain or any kind of stress.

The undergarment has been created using fabrics including nylon canvas, polyester, Lycra, and others for the chest and the legs. These two sections are connected via sturdy straps that cross the middle back and these straps are made using natural rubber. The smart wearable has Bluetooth connectivity and an app that helps control the smart clothing device. There is a control option on the chest that can be activated even by just a light tap. The straps can be engaged by doubling tapping to one’s shirt or smartphone. The straps bear the pressure instead of the back while picking up heavy objects and once the task is completed the straps relaxes.

The researchers have not designed it to cure back pain but to reduce or relieve the pain during stress. The developers plan to add sensors so as to monitor and equal out the pressure in the wearable technology when engaged. Smart clothing can help offload some of the forces and lower muscle fatigue. Though the concept is too unique it is surely going to prove useful in the long run.

Poonam Bhosale
As Lead of Content department, Poonam follows a 3-year stint as a writer and editor of books, reports, special publications, and others at various organizations such as Brentwood Infoscribe, Grand View Research, and Crest Premedia. Her other interest are in Healthcare and Social Media domains. She is also a contributor to Greater Patchogue Daily. She can be reached at Facebook | Twitter | LinkedIn | poonam@techicy.com

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