For all the embarrassing bouncing and awkward jiggling they do, there must be a way to capture the power of breast motion, Adrienne So writes in Slate. “Human-powered devices are showing up everywhere. … Could someone design an iPod-powering bra for me?” she asks. A sports bra design consultant tells her she’d need the right breast size and material to maximize the breast motion.
A Georgia Tech professor working on energy-generating T-shirts thinks it’s doable (but possibly not washable), and another professor has a different idea that might work but “probably wouldn’t be very comfortable.” But So isn’t discouraged: “If someone were to engineer a kinetically powered bra … I’d be intrigued–and I might just start looking at my breasts in a different light.”