A Mexican student who came up with bra that can detect cancer bagged top prize at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) after his innovation grabbed everyone’s attention.
Julian Rios Cantu, 18, was inspired by his mom’s painful battle with the killer disease that led to both her breasts being cut off. According to him, the special bra, called EVA, has been designed primarily for women with genetic predisposition to cancer.
He reportedly developed EVA with the help of three friends through his company called Higia Technologies. But how does the bra work? “Equipped with around 200 biosensors, the bra maps the surface of the breast and is able to monitor changes in temperature, shape and weight,” he explains.
The biosensors, Rios Cantu says, are capable of determining thermal conductivity by specific zones. “EVA is a network of biosensors that covers the woman’s breast, takes the temperature data, analyses them, and sends the information to an application or any computer. As soon as there is a malformation in the breast or a tumour, there is an over-vascularization.
So the more flow of blood, the higher the temperature,” he explained during one of his recent media interviews.
— DIRH (@DIRHMx) April 30, 2017
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