Breast cancer research is always developing new ways to help women prevent and battle breast cancer. One such discovery that came to light this week is in the form of revolutionary technology. An 18-year-old student from Mexico invented a bra that detects breast cancer. Crazy, right? But also super exciting and could be a game changer in women’s health.
Julian Rios Cantu, along with three other friends, invented this “EVA” with his company Higia Technologies. This invention won him the top prize at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) last weekend, El Unviersal reports.
Rios Cantu decided to create this invention because his own mother suffered with breast cancer and had to have a double mastectomies. The “EVA” bra is also intended for women who have a genetic predisposition to the disease. So how does it work?
“EVA” comes with 200 biosensors that map the surface of the breast and monitor its temperature, shape and weight. Rios Cantu says that his invention had to be in the form of a bra because “it allows us to have the breasts in the same position and it doesn’t have to be worn more than one hour a week,” he tells El Universal.
Here’s how the detection of breast cancer works: The bras network of “biosensors that covers the woman’s breast, takes the temperature data, analyzes them, and sends the information to an application or any computer,” Rios Cantu said, according to Infobae. “As soon as there is a malformation in the breast or a tumor, there is an over-vascularization; so to more [flow of] blood, the higher the temperature,” he added. All of this can be tracked and saved via the “EVA” app. Genius!
Here’s Rios Cantu explaining his extraordinary invention.
Click here for more information on “EVA” and Higia Technologies.