“Smart Bra” Is Years Faster than Mammograms in Detecting Breast Cancer

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Who needs mammograms when a bra can do a better job of detecting cancer?

 

That question may become a marketing slogan by the maker of a new “smart bra” if the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) okays it.

 

First Warning Systems claims its high-tech undergarment can detect cell mutations in breasts, and do so up to six years earlier than traditional mammograms.

 

The bra measures heat patterns and breast shapes, and its built-in computer can compare the data to stored information about cancerous tissues, according to the company, which claims a 90% accuracy rate for the product.

 

Clinical trials have been performed on the bra, and First Warning Systems hopes the FDA will approve it in time for the bra to go on sale within a year.

-Noel Brinkerhoff

 

To Learn More:

‘Smart Bra’ Detects Breast Cancer Years Earlier than Mammograms (by Stephen C. Webster, Raw Story)

Wearable Device Detects Breast Cancer Early (CBS Boston, video report)

New State Mapping Finds Breast Cancer in Unexpected Communities (by Ken Broder, AllGov)

Re-Growing Breasts after Mastectomy (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov)

Ig Nobel Prizes Go to Gas Mask Bras and Creating Diamonds from Tequila (by Noel Brinkerhoff, AllGov)

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