There's now a bra that detects breast cancer

A MALE MEXICAN TEENAGER HAS DEVELOPED A HI-TECH BRA THAT HELPS DETECT BREAST CANCER WHILE STILL IN ITS EARLY STAGES

When there is a tumour in the breast there is more blood, more heat, so there are changes in temperature and in texture. We will tell you, ‘in this quadrant, there are drastic changes in temperature’ and our software specializes in caring for that area. If we see a persistent change, we will recommend that you go to the doctor.
— Mexican Newspaper El Universal

Because necessity births innovation, this particular one came when Julián's mom was diagnosed with breast cancer at a time almost too late to be saved from the cold hands of death. It was from this incidence that he garnered the idea that an early diagnosis is a best bet for effective treatment and hence survival. Four years later, he created EVA, an auto-exploration bra designed to detect breast cancer early on. The 18-year-old CEO of Higia Technologies has become a living panacea to a worldwide women's issue. It is equipped with tactile sensors to map the surface of the breast and surrounding areas to detect changes in three different areas: temperature, texture and color. All this data is then stored in an app linked to the bra to keep track of your symptoms. 

The invention has already been endorsed by health organizations and has gone ahead to win a first place award at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) among 56 other national contestants. 

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