Did You Know About A Bra That Can Detect Cancer?

The company that came out with this bra, Higia Technologies, won the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) in Frankfurt on April 27-29.

Eva bra, Higia Technologies, Detect, Cancer, Julian Rios Cantu
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Julian Rios Cantu, a Mexican teenager, has invented a bra that can that can detect early signs of breast cancer.

The Eva bra is designed by Cantu and his three friends, who started a company and raised money to test the bra. Their company, Higia Technologies won the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) in Frankfurt, Germany on April 27-29.

source: bbc

Eva bra is equipped with 200 biosensors inside the lining that can moderate the temperature, texture, blood flow, and coloring of a woman’s breasts. Information is logged in an app which will let women know if there are worrying changes.

Women using the bra would need to wear it for 60-90 minutes a week to get accurate measurements.

Source: huffingtonpos

The bra is still at the prototype stage. It hasn't been fully tested yet and there would need to be medical trials before cancer experts start recommending it as a way to accurately diagnose cancer.

Symptoms of Breast Cancer

-The most common symptom of breast cancer is a new lump or mass. A painless, hard mass that has irregular edges is more likely to be cancer, but breast cancers can be tender, soft, or rounded. They can even be painful.

-Swelling of all or part of breast (even if no distinct lump is felt)

-Skin irritation or dimpling

-Breast or nipple pain

-Nipple retraction (turning inward)

-Redness, scaliness, or thickening of the nipple or breast skin

-Nipple discharge (other than breast milk)

-Sometimes breast cancer can spread to lymph nodes under the arm or around the collar bone and cause a lump or swelling there.

Information source: bbccancer

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