Well, color us mystified. We know that science is getting more advanced by the second, but nothing could have prepared us for this. The latest breast-implant technology was just announced by a company called Establishment Labs, and we're pretty sure these boobs are smarter than we are. The innovation consists of a microchip within the implants that is meant to make medical care for users significantly easier.
The Motiva Implant Matrix Ergonomix (yes, that's really the name) allows doctors and patients to access info about the implants, such as serial numbers or original manufacturers. But, before you go calling Big Brother on this new technology, it's important to note that these updates are not meant to track or watch patients. Instead, according to Establishment Labs CEO Juan Jose Chacon-Quiros, the point is to give women themselves the power of verification of and control over their implants. Chacon-Quiros emphasizes that it's all in the name of safety.
At this point, the Motiva Implant Matrix Ergonomix is not yet available in the U.S., but the plan is to sell in 28 European countries. Last year, a French manufacturer sold implants with double the normal rupture rate to over 300,000 women, so the technology will assumedly be a welcome change. There's no word on when the product will make its way across the pond, but we'll be keeping our eyes out. (The Gloss)
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