Teen Invents A Bra That Can Detect Breast Cancer
This "miracle" bra from Higia Technologies detects changes in a woman's health over time
In the United States, 1.7 million people are diagnosed with breast cancer, an illness that can be especially life-threatening when patients are diagnosed at a later stage. This is a pain Julián Ríos Cantú knows well. His mother almost lost her life to breast cancer, leading the 18-year-old to co-found Higia Technologies, which has created a bra called EVA that can potentially detect breast cancer.
EVA looks like a normal bra on the outside, but inside, there are tactile sensors that can detect the changes in temperature, color, and texture. This data is collected and monitored by an app available on both desktops and smart phones. EVA works because if there is a breast tumor, the area produces more blood and heat, with more changes going on than in other areas. If there are any drastic changes, this signals to the wearer that she should go see a doctor.