The Smart Sports Bra That Can Detect Breast Cancer Using Algorithms And Sensors With Blood Vessels
Posted Oct 16 2012 2:30am
This fascinating as they state the product can be found earlier than mammograms can find it. A sensor is in the bra and measures temperatures with blood vessel growth, where the tumor can be fed. Next year Europe gets is and the US is planned in 2014 and still needs to get FDA approval. I would hope one would not have to wear this all the time.
It states the product is more accurate than a mammogram and of course there’s no radiation. There’s the end of the sexy lacy bra it appears:) I don’t know and could not find how often one needs to wear it but would just take a wild guess of at least once a week, and I’m only guessing until we hear more. BD
First Warning Systems ‘ smart sports bra, the Breast Tissue Screening Bra, is like a continuous monitoring system for breast cancer that could be more effective than mammograms. CNET reports that a sensor in the bra measures cell temperature changes associated with blood vessel growth that feeds tumors. Pattern recognition software then processes this data and helps to identify changes that could signal a developing tumor.
In clinical trials with 650 women, the smart bra has been able to detect the presence of tumors 6 years before traditional imaging systems can. It also showed a 92.1% level of accuracy at correctly classifying them, which is much higher than routine mammograms (70%). First Warning Systems plans to commercialize the system in Europe next year and in the U.S. in 2014, pending regulatory approval.