Early Breast Cancer Screening "Smart Bra"
First Warning Systems, Inc., have
developed a new non-invasive dynamic
temperature analysis system for breast tissue. The new technology is
made up of bioinformatic software that encompasses
computer-aided functions including temperature analysis, and
statistical analysis - technology that has been integrated into a
'Smart Bra' and could offer an alternative screening method for breast
cancer. The aim of this new technology is to detect tumours in their
early phase of development with the aim of cutting the likelihood of
false-positive and negative results.
The sensor bra can be divided into two functional parts: 1. a thermal
sensor device that is placed inside a bra to measure the temperature of cells and to monitor this over a set period of time to detect for any
fluctutation in this parameter as a consequence of possible changes in
blood vessel growth, change that is assocaited with the development of
tumours. 2. The second element to this "Smart Bra" system involves a
software system that interprets the sensory data with a focus on
chronology to help provide a better understanding of the changing
physiology of breast tissue. The following video is an introduction to
the "Smart Bra" by First Warning Systems Inc.
Run time - 3:56 minutes.