An 18-year-old has developed a bra designed to detect indications of breast cancer, an innovation he says could spare the lives of a huge number of women.
The “auto-exploration bra”, as it is called, is created by Julian Rios Cantu, and contains 200 sensors that spot early indications of cancer.
He was roused to develop it after his mother’s breast cancer brought about a twofold mastectomy after years of combating the ailment.
The process is quite easy. The bra must be worn for one hour every seven days, so it doesn’t meddle with day by day life. After its sensors delineate surface of the breast and also surface, color and temperature, it transfers the information to a PC or smartphone application by means of Bluetooth, where it is prepared by a neural system.
Sensors can detect blood stream, which regularly proposes that blood is encouraging cancer cells.
More than 50,000 women have breast cancer a year in the UK, and one in eight will have it sooner or later in their lifetime. Detecting it early is pivotal, but it regularly depends on self-examination.
In Mexico, getting a mammogram is frequently a difficult and long involvement, with just 9.5 mammography machines for every million people, as indicated by the OECD.
Rios Cantu’s company, Higia Technologies, has now grabbed the top prize at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, which has a $20,000 (£15,500) prize.
The company says it is “devoted to boosting women’s quality of life by attaining a professionalisation of the self-exploration method for the early and effective detection of breast cancer”.
The innovation may just turn out to be a boon for women. There is nothing that beats breast cancer than the act of detecting it at its early stage. Since this bra makes this possible, it may help to deal with breast cancer more efficiently than ever.