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Teenager devises smart bra that can detect signs of breast cancer


Teenager devises smart bra that can detect signs of breast cancer

New Delhi : It’s not less than a wonderful invention.

An 18-year-old man in Mexico has developed a ‘smart’ bra integrated with sensors that can detect early signs of breast cancer.

The bra, developed by Julian Rios Cantu, has to be worn for only an hour a week, so it does not interfere with daily life.

It has 200 sensors that map the surface of the breast as well as texture, colour and temperature, and relay the data to a computer or smartphone app.

The data is then processed by artificial intelligence.

Heat sensors are able to detect blood flow, which often suggests that blood is feeding cancer cells.

Rios Cantu was inspired to invent it after his mother’s breast cancer resulted in removal of her breasts after years battling the disease, ‘The Telegraph’ reported.

Detecting breast cancer early is crucial for treatment but often relies on self-examination.

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Supriya Kashyap Joined Medical Dialogue as Reporter in 2015 . she covers all the medical specialty news in different medical categories. She also covers the Medical guidelines, Medical Journals, rare medical surgeries as well as all the updates in medical filed. She is a graduate from Delhi University. She can be contacted at supriya.kashyap@medicaldialogues.in Contact no. 011-43720751
Source: PTI

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