Bra Monitors Body Heat For Breast Cancer Detection
First Warning Systems uses thermodynamic metabolic data to help combat deadly affliction.
First Warning Systems has created the FWS Circadian Biometric Recorder (CBRTM), a cancer-detecting bra that enables women to identify malignant tumors in their earliest stages. It uses sensors to detect unusual heat patterns in breast tissue in order to identify abnormalities before they become a big problem.
The CBRTM is applied via a bra insert and records thermodynamic metabolic data, gathering changes in cell activity over a 2 to 12 hour period, after which the results are wirelessly transmitted to a computer for analysis. Early research has shown that there’s a 74% correlation to the actual state of cancer in all types of breast tissue, which aids the accurate recording of abnormal dynamic tissue processes which are indicative of the presence of cancer.
This may not be the end to invasive screenings, as they are more accurate, but the bra has been successfully tested by over 500 patients so far. What it does do is mark yet another important and promising advancement in fashion tech that’s geared towards providing personal healthcare alternatives.
First Warning Systems aims to roll out the bra in Europe by 2015 pending approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
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