Student Designs Cancer-Detecting Braadmin
Driven by his own mother’s battle with breast cancer, 18-year-old Julián Ríos Cantú developed EVA, “a bra that uses 200 biosensors to detect any changes in the breast and notifies the wearer via a smartphone app,” IFLScience.com reported. These changes could be a sign or symptom of breast cancer, which could lead to early detection. Said changes can be identified by wearing the bra for only an hour a week.
Ríos Cantú and his three friends formed Higia Technologies, the company that developed the bra, which won the top prize at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards in Frankfurt, Germany. The team won $20,000 as a grand prize.
The product currently remains a work in progress, but the team is hopefully they will be able to develop a widely available product.