This Teenager Invented Cancer-Warning Bra After Seeing His Mother's Struggle

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This Teenager Invented Cancer-Warning Bra After Seeing His Mother's Struggle
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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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Around 8,200,000 people die of breast cancer each year, globally.

Around 8,200,000 people die of breast cancer each year, globally.

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After losing his mother to breast cancer, Julian was inspired to invent a bra that could save lives.

After losing his mother to breast cancer, Julian was inspired to invent a bra that could save lives.
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Julian and his three friends developed the Eva Bra which is equipped with 200 biosensors.

Julian and his three friends developed the Eva Bra which is equipped with 200 biosensors.
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An app keeps a log of the temperature, shape and weight of a woman's breast.

An app keeps a log of the temperature, shape and weight of a woman's breast.
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The app notifies the wearer if there are any worrisome changes.

The app notifies the wearer if there are any worrisome changes.
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'Higia Technologies' won the GSEA in Frankfurt, Germany.

'Higia Technologies' won the GSEA in Frankfurt, Germany.
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The bra is still at the prototype stage.

The bra is still at the prototype stage.
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They recently received funds to develop their work further.

They recently received funds to develop their work further.
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They were congratulated by the President of Mexico on their recent success.

They were congratulated by the President of Mexico on their recent success.
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The company states that it is interested in boosting the quality of a woman's life by early detection of breast cancer.

The company states that it is interested in boosting the quality of a woman's life by early detection of breast cancer.
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Here are some signs of Breast Cancer.

Here are some signs of Breast Cancer.
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