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A Teen Invented A Bra That Can Detect Breast Cancer

When one young man saw first hand the effects of cancer, he decided to do something about it.

Now, he's invented a tool that can potentially save women's lives.

Julián Ríos Cantú is an 19-year-old student who nearly lost his mother to cancer.

At two different points in life, Graciela Ríos, Cantú's mother developed breast cancer.

Thankfully, she survived both times but the effects of cancer still had its impact on her.

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This inspired Cantú to come up with an idea.

The teen started a tech company named Higia and invented the EVA bra which is designed to detect early signs of breast cancer.

On their website, the bra is described as, "the first smart, portable and non-invasive bra designed to detect abnormalities in the thermal patterns of the breasts, an indicator of the possible presence of breast cancer."

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Here's how it works.

The bra contains 192 thermal sensors that track the breasts temperature flow and women must wear them for 60-90 minutes per week to get an accurate result.

Why? Well, Cantú told Parentology the following, "Tumors surround themselves with blood vessels to obtain oxygen and nutrients in order to continue growing.

"The blood is the main heat fluid in the body, more blood, more temperature."

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The response to Cantú's invention has been overwhelmingly positive.

His company Higia became the first Mexican company to be awarded the Global Student Entrepreneur Award.

Ad in 2018, Higia was named one of the most promising companies of the year by Forbes magazine.

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As of right now, the bra is not available for purchase but you can join their waitlist.

The company hopes to have EVA the bra available for purchase in Mexico by the end of this year.

No word yet on when it will be available in the United States but either way, this invention is still pretty impressive!

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