Published October 18, 2012
It looks like a regular sports bra – but it’s meant to help women detect early signs of breast cancer, FOX 5 reported.
Lifeline Biotechnologies has developed the First Warning System, or a smart bra, after years of research.
According to FOX 5, the concept is called “thermography,” which relies on precisely detecting heat or abnormal heat signatures from tumors versus normal tissue.”
Dr. Siavash Jabbari of Sharp Barnhart Cancer Center in Chula Vista, Calif., said the device is an “encouraging sign in the fight against cancer,” and it will give hope to the one in eight American women who develop the disease in their lifetime.
The bra is still in a trial stage, but it’s showing good results. The company hopes the device will be available in the U.S. within the next two years.
“There are plenty of investigators currently working on bio-censors that can be implanted under the skin, then feed diagnostic information about the patient,” Jabbari said.