Teenag­er Devel­ops Bra to Detect Breast Cancer


Breast cancer is one of the most dangerous forms of tumour that mostly go undetected, and every one in eight women falls prey to this deadly disease and 1 in 37 dies due to it.

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An 18-year-old teenager from Mexico, Julian Rios Cantu, and his team at Higia Technologies have come up with a bra which helps detect symptoms of breast cancer at early stages.

Taking facts into account, 1.7 million cases of breast cancer are diagnosed every year, and 8.2 million deaths are caused each year.

These numbers are only surpassed by lung cancer among women that claim more lives.

The company 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 tech-enabled breast cancer detection bra, called Eva, has hundreds of built-in tactile sensors which uses parameters such as skin texture, colour and temperature to detect breast cancer.

How Does it Work?

The bra doesn’t need to be worn for the entire week or even a day — users just need to wear it for an hour every week to let the sensors do their work.

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Once the sensors have mapped the surface of the breast and run all the parameter tests, it then relays this information to the computer or smartphone app via Bluetooth.

The heat sensors detecting the blood flow are crucial in helping realise if the blood is feeding cancer cells.

Detecting cancer causing cells at earlier stages can be a life saver as it can be controlled with lesser effort than at later stages.

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Reportedly, the CEO Julian Rios Cantu was inspired by his own personal life events to come up with this ‘breast cancer revolution’ when his mother’s breast cancer led to a double mastectomy after years of fighting it.

Detecting cancer at early stages is the best way to avoid trouble, and Higia Technologies Eva bra seems like a promising product towards monitoring one’s own personal health.

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