The Breast Tissue Screening Bra in the works by First Warning Systems is non-invasive, painless, and may even be more accurate than 3D mammography in early detection of breast cancer.
As wearable technology grows, I'd like to see the conversation move away from smartwatches and rumored smartwatches (Come on people, the iWatch isn't here. Didn't your mother tell you a watched pot never boils? Let's give it a rest for a bit!) to a wearable that provides some serious value for more than half of the world's population.
Using 16 sensors, the bra monitors heat patterns and breast shape to track changes in blood vessels. Think of it as a highly effective screening tool - First Warning Systems proclaims they have up to 90% detection accuracy, though they are first to say it is not a diagnostic tool, "You can think of it as a smoke alarm,” said Matt Bernardis from First Warning Systems.
Currently in their fourth and final clinical trial, the company hopes to have the bra FDA approved and on the market within a year. I know I’ll be excitedly tracking the progress of this wearable.