Brilliant student discovers sensational method to detect breast cancer
In the U.K. alone, one out of eight women suffers from breast cancer, as statistics show.
The data is alarming, but a new invention by an 18-year-old boy gives women the chance to prevent breast cancer.
Julian Rios Cantu, a student from Mexico, developed a bra that can detect breasts’ vital signs. His invention was inspired by his mother, who suffered from breast cancer.
The bra is called EVA (Auto-Exploration Bra) and is especially useful for women with a genetic predisposition to breast cancer.
Julian and his three friends founded a company called Higia Technologies, which applies biosensor development to medical advancement, and aims at boosting women’s quality of life by attaining a professionalisation of the self-exploration method.
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This method, in fact, is quicker, easier, cheaper and less invasive than mammograms, which are also very painful.
The 200 biosensors in the bra map the breast surface and note changes in temperature and size.
“As soon as there is a malformation of the breast or a tumour, there is an excess of vascularisation,” Julian said. “The greater the flow of blood, the higher the temperature.”
Thanks to his brilliant invention, Julian won the top prize at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA).