WHAT’S GOOD// Scientists Have Developed A “Smart Bra” That Detects Breast CancerPublished by Danica Daniel on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 8:59 am.
Victoria’s Secret is that she can make you look pretty amazing without your shirt on but can that lace push-up help you detect breast cancer? Definitely not but there’s a new company keeping abreast of the situation.
A company out of Reno, Nevada named First Warning Systems has created the first ever “ultrasonic breast cancer detection device.” The sporty-style bra continuously scans the woman’s breast tissue to detect any changes no matter how small.
“First Warning Systems thinks it could help resolve many of the issues with current breast cancer screening methods, by detecting tumors earlier and cutting the rate of false positives and negatives, with a new device intended to be used in conjunction with or in place of breast self-exams.”
The goal of the BSE bra is simple, “to enhance the clinical breast examination aiding in the reduction of superfluous mammograms, needless biopsies and other screening/diagnostic procedures as well as to develop a physiological profile of the changing breast over time.”
First Warning Systems hopes to commercialize the BSE bra in Europe next year. Pending FDA approval, the United States would follow suit in 2014.