31 Dec '12, 3pm
Cancer-Detecting Smart Bra Could Soon Surpass Mammograms in Accuracy | Ecouterre
We all expect our bras to work miracles, but can they also monitor our breasts for signs of cancer? A new breed of over-the-shoulder boulder-holder claims to do precisely that. Developed by First Warning Systems , a medical-technology firm based in Reno, Nev., the high-tech undergarment uses a series of sensors to detect subtle variations in the temperature of breast tissue. Because unusual heat patterns can indicate the presence of abnormally growing cells, the company says its bra can identify tumors years ahead of traditional breast-imaging techniques like mammograms or MRIs.