Stories tagged smart bra

Sep
27
2007

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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