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Launch to the Market The First ‘Bra’ That Detects Breast Cancer

Woman doing self examination

“Eva”, A smart bra in Mexico to detect breast cancer was launched on Thursday. It promises to be a tool to detect and prevent this terrible disease ‘cancer’, reported the website Metro.

 

EVA, name of the intelligent device, has a price of 120 dollars that also includes a mammography, an ultrasound, access to a mobile application that records the internal behavior of the breasts and the remote service. “There are five thousand pieces that will be marketed through the site evabra.mx,” explained Julián Ríos Cantú, a student at Tec de Monterrey. The brassiere is recommended for any woman from the age of 20; and for best results should be used once a week, for 60 to 70 minutes. How does it work? With the help of sensors placed in the tops of the undergarment, the blood supply and the temperature of the sinuses will be measured to detect abnormalities such as cysts, tumors and other indications of cancer.

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EVA is made up of glasses with artificial intelligence sensors; that once they have contact with the chest they measure the behavior of the blood; and how it crosses the breast tissue, “explain specialists. This brassiere is an international health project, since it is not only known in Mexico, since tests are already being carried out in other countries in order to expand by 2018 to nations such as Spain , Colombia , China and the United States .

 

Can the bra work?

Dr. Jay Harness who Is a breast cancer surgeon

Working with the Center for Cancer Prevention and Treatment at St Joseph hospital in California.

Rightly said that this bra visually appear to work by trying to detect change in temperature differences in the skin, due to an increased blood flow, which is theoretically interwinked to a presence of cancer in the breast.

Potential  concerns

Looking at what most experts are citing about both false outcomes and overconfidence as some potential problems.

“Infections and some other issues involved in breast could lead to a false positives,” cautioned Harness. “Conversely, this could generally give a false sense of security to a cancer patient, which is a huge concern.  A patient with cancer who uses this might start skipping mammograms, doctor visits, etc.  Imprecise confidence is an immense concern.”

“I’m so optimistic that more development of other technologies that will detect breast cancer is yet to come”

 

Although the Mexican inventors further explained that the bra is more likely to detect the advanced rather than early-stage cancer, Harness further said that he believes in some areas of the world, that there may still be an improvement.

“In countries where there are no systemization, early detection screening programs currently implemented, he says this may be of a great deal of assistance in getting women to physicians earlier,” he said.

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