This could be the best thing to hold breasts since…hands
Via Huffington Post
Imagine being able to detect the first signs of breast cancer simply by putting on a bra.
For the past 20 years, Lifeline Biotechnologies has been developing and testing a “smart bra” called First Warning Systems, that it claims provides accurate screening for breast tissue abnormalities.
First Warning Systems says that three trials have shown the bra can detect abnormalities with a 90% and higher accuracy rating in women of all ages. According to SmartPlanet.com, if the bra sees more success in the trial stage, the company will be ready to sell it in Europe next year and the U.S. in 2014. The website said the retail price would be around $1,000.
First Warning Systems claims this new technology will reduce false positives, which are currently between 50-60% using other detection methods.
One in eight women, just under 12% of the U.S. population, will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. Last year alone, 230,480 new invasive breast cancer cases were diagnosed in women.
According to Lifeline, sports bra-like material is encased with sensitive sensors that can detect small changes in temperature in breast tissue. The self-exam bra is worn close to the body for the testing period, at the end of which the sensors are capable of sending collected data to the Internet to be analyzed by “sophisticated algorithms,” results of which are then sent to the user’s personal device.
This could be revolutionary for women, especially those with breast cancer in their family.
Peep the video explanation of the bra below.
Image via YouTube