This Teen Designed A Bra To Detect Breast Cancer And It Could Save Your Life

BestsellerMagazine.com - CATEGORY Breaking news: TITLE

An 18-year-old boy from Mexico has wowed scientists with his recent invention: a bra which claims to be able to detect breast cancer symptoms. Student Julian Rios Cantu won the top prize at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) for his design, which it's hoped might alert women to the onset of breast cancer before it gets too far along, and therefore life-threatening.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

The bra, which has been named EVA, is fitted with approximately 200 biosensors which monitor any changes in temperature, weight and shape of the breasts - all potential indicators of breast cancer. If the bra detects a higher temperature in the breast, for example, it could suggest that this is because there's a greater blood flow to the area, possibly because of the growth of a tumour.

"As soon as there is a malformation in the breast or a tumour, there is an over-vascularisation; so the more [flow of] blood, the higher the temperature," Cantu explained in an interview El Universal.

And the bra doesn't have to be worn 24/7 to work, either. "[It] allows us to have the breasts in the same position [so it can detect change] and it doesn’t have to be worn more than one hour a week,” the youngster said.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Cantu explained how he was drawn to the invention after his mother suffered from the cancer, and had to have both her breasts removed as a result.

The student beat 13 other young entrepeneurs at the GSEAs, and took home a prize of $20,000 following his win. It's not known whether or not this money might be invested into developing the bra more widely, but many people are hoping larger companies might take notice of the invention and invest in it - if it could save lives, it's certainly worth it.

Follow Cat on Twitter.

Like this? Come and check us out on Snapchat Discover.

BestsellerMagazine.com, index News of business criminal law politics soccer sports celebrity lifestyle video images in the world and the world today.

Source : http://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/body/health/a9597767/mexico-teenager-designed-bra-detect-breast-cancer/

A teenager has designed a bra which can detect breast cancer
This teenager has invented a bra that detects signs of breast cancer
A wearable for the bra designed to spot early signs of breast cancer readies for clinical trials
18-year-old Mexican student designs bra that can detect breast cancer
Teenager invents a bra that detects signs of breast cancer after watching his mum battle the disease
23 Bras That Do Way More Than Lift And Separate
Advances in Breast Cancer Detection and Treatment
Tough choices in fight against breast cancer gene
Life Lessons: Colon Cancer
Teen Invents Concussion Detection Prototype for Car Accidents
[LIMITED STOCK!] Related eBay Products