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Teen Invents Bra that Could Detect Breast Cancer

After almost losing his own mother to the disease, this Mexican teen has patented a bra that can detect early signs of breast cancer.

18-year-old Julian Rios Cantu is the designer of the Eva bra: a brazier with biosensors inside the lining that can moderate the temperature, texture, blood flow, and coloring of a woman’s breasts.

The user only needs to wear the Eva bra for one to two hours per week in order for the apparel to properly monitor the body’s patterns and conditions. All the data is then…

After Almost Losing Mom To Breast Cancer This Teen Designs A Bra That Could Help Detect It Early

Despite all the suffering, hardships also have tremendous inspiration potential. After almost losing his mother to breast cancer, one Mexican teen decided to help women all over the world to detect the disease in its early stages.

“When I was 13 years old, my mother was diagnosed for the second time with breast cancer,” 18-year-old CEO and co-founder of Higia Technologies, Julián Ríos Cantú says. “The tumor went from having the dimensions of a grain of rice to that of a golf ball in less than six months. The diagnosis came too late and my mother lost both of her breasts and, almost, her life.”

This inspired Ríos Cantú to create Eva, an auto-exploration bra that helps women detect breast cancer early on. The device already won the top prize at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards finals competition, in which 56 student entrepreneurs from 56 countries competed.

The cornerstone of Eva are its tactile sensors that map the surface of the breast, and monitor its texture, color and temperature. Users can view their condition via a mobile or desktop app. “We take all that data and store it,”…

Teen Designs Breast Cancer Detection Bra After Almost Losing Mom To The Disease

After nearly losing his mother to breast cancer, a Mexican teen decided to invent something to help women detect the disease during its early stages.

“When I was 13 years old, my mother was diagnosed for the second time with breast cancer,” Julián Ríos Cantú said in a company video for his new invention. “The tumor went from having the dimensions of a grain of rice to that of a golf ball in less than six months. The diagnosis came too late and my mother lost both of her breasts and, almost, her life.”

This experienced pushed the now 18-year-old entrepreneur to design Eva, an auto-exploration bra that helps women detect breast cancer early on. Ríos Cantú is currently the CEO and co-founder of Higia Technologies, a company he established with three close friends when he was 17.

On Saturday, the…