Mexico resident Julian Rios Cantu watched his mother battle with breast cancer at the age of 13. Lumps began to develop in her breasts which turned cancerous six months later.
Finally, she had to be operated upon and both her breasts were removed. This inspired Julian Rios Cantu to invent something that could detect cancer at an early stage.
The 18-year-old entrepreneur and his three friends have developed the Eva Bra. Their 'auto-exploration bra' is still at the prototype stage. Their company 'Higia Technologies,' won the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) in Frankfurt, Germany on April 27-29, 2017.
According to Anna Perman from Cancer Research UK, there is no evidence whether this bra is reliable enough to detect the tumours and it's certainly not advisable for women to use technology which hasn't been tried and tested scientifically.
Nevertheless, she has applauded the fact that people like Julian are entering the scientific field to help in the diagnosis of cancer.
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