Can you imagine a bra that could help you detect Breast Cancer early?
It looks like this will become possible very soon.
First Warning Systems of Reno, Nev. has created a new device that aims to mimic the results of mammograms and self examination with the same accuracy and but much earlier.
Breast Tissue Screening Bra which can immediately alert the wear of suspicious changes in the breast tissue. Mammograms are normally the go to test for such types of problems but since they are often quite ineffective for women under 40 who tend to have denser breast tissue. There is also the problem of radiation and false positives which tend to be a problem for women of all ages.
How it works?
With 16 temperature sensors, the bra can detect changes in breast tissue at deep levels and three clinical trials in which 650 tried the new bra have already shown that the device has a little over 90% accuracy. These sensor can even send data on the internet to be properly analysed.
There are different views concerning the price and no official info has been disclosed yet, however the new bra is said to hit European markets as soon as 2013 and US around 2014 after it receives FDA approval.