Julián Ríos Cantú invented a breast cancer detection bra after nearly losing his mother when he was 13, his invention will be released in the next 2 years.
Julián Ríos Cantú was 13 when his mother was diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time. The lump in his mothers breast grew from the size of a grain of rice to a golf ball in just 6 months. His mother lost both her breasts and nearly her life but thankfully survived her battle.
This struggle inspired Julián to design a bra that would be able to detect the changes of breast tissue and alert the wearer to the changes.
Eva, an auto-exploration bra helps women detect breast cancer early on. The device already won the top prize at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards finals competition, in which 56 student entrepreneurs from 56 countries competed.
The Eva bra has sensors that map the surface of the breast, and monitor its texture, color and temperature. The information is sent to an app.
“When there is a tumor 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.”
This is currently only a prototype but is set to hit the market in the next two years. The chances of early detection will save the lives of thousands of woman!