Sep
27
2007

The Smart Bra: Can it detect breast cancer?

Cancer cure?: The claims of a new product -- the Smart Bra -- say that it will be able to detect breast cancer at its earliest stages and digitally report them to health care providers. (Flickr image by pvera)
Cancer cure?: The claims of a new product -- the Smart Bra -- say that it will be able to detect breast cancer at its earliest stages and digitally report them to health care providers. (Flickr image by pvera)
A few years ago, it was “The Wonder Bra.” Now meet the newest innovation in women’s undergarments: “The Smart Bra.”

A United Kingdom company is developing the product, which it claims can use a microwave antenna device built into the bra as a way to detect small lumps on the breast which come in the earliest stages of breast cancer. Embedded microchips in the bra collect data and produce computer-generated images that can be looked at to find early-onset breast cancer.

"The breast screening smart bra is an invention that allows users to detect breast cancer at a curable stage. It is a low-risk, non-invasive, simple-to-use and cost-effective device that can provide easily-interpreted data," says Professor Elias Siores, Director of the Centre for Materials Research & Innovation at the University of Bolton.

As a male, this new product doesn’t have a lot of personal implications for me. But what do you think bra wearers? Is this something that you would find valuable? Do you believe these claims? Is it really possible to detect breast cancer this way? Discuss amongst yourselves here on this blog section.

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Your Comments, Thoughts, Questions, Ideas

Carole-Thom's better half's picture
Carole-Thom's better half says:

If they can do more testing to prove it works....and they're comfortable to wear, I'd buy one in a minute. The earlier detected the better and with breast cancer on the rise anything we can do to help is worth it! Carole

posted on Sun, 09/30/2007 - 3:30pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

This creation is pretty interesting I just hope it really does what it's being claimed to do...

posted on Mon, 01/28/2008 - 3:09pm

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