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Teen Invents Cancer Detecting Bra Inspired By His Mom's Fight

There's great news that's coming out of Mexico that will have you thankful for all the technological advances humans have made so far.

An 18-year-old in Mexico has invented an incredible product that could potentially save lives of millions of women around the world.

Julian Rios Cantu's life-saving invention comes in the form of a bra that can detect breast cancer in the wearer. His design was inspired by his mother's fight against the common cancer.

The EVA bra has already gained praise from scientists and health experts all over the world and the teenager behind the brilliant the creation took home the $20,000 first place prize at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA).

So how does it work?

The bra is jammed with over 200 biosensors that keep track of changes in breast weight, shape and temperature. If anything appears out of the ordinary, the wearer will be alerted through the accompanying app.

"As soon as there is a malformation in the breast or a tumour, there is an over-vascularisation; so the more [flow of] blood, the higher the temperature," Cantu told El Universal.

You don't have to worry about swapping all your regular bras out for the EVA because you only need to wear it once a week to complete the screening.

"[It] allows us to have the breasts in the same position [so it can detect change] and it doesn’t have to be worn more than one hour a week," Cantu said.

It is unclear whether or not Cantu will be putting his prize money towards this project or if he has investors lined up. But with the hype it has been receiving, there's no doubt that the EVA might hit store shelves sooner than we'd expect.

What do you think of Cantu's invention? Would you buy it?

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