#Inspiring: 🏥🏥🏥🏥🏥🏥🏥🏥🏥🏥 10/10
Meet our favourite human of the day.
Julian Rios Cantu has invented a bra that can detect breast cancer in women. And he’s only 18 years old.
Taking home the first place prize at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) for his incredible design, the young man from Mexico is earning global applause from scientists and healthcare workers everywhere.
Julian Rios Cantu
The student has created an auto-exploration bra designed to alert women to the onset of breast cancer. Nicknamd ‘Eva’, the device comes fitted with over 200 biosensors monitoring breast texture, temperature, and colour. This ensures for measuring and detecting changes in the breast over time, and noticing those changes that may be harmful to health.
Early detection can be life-changing for cancer patients, and breast cancer is no exception. With constant monitoring, the Eva bra can really make a difference, and allow for regular check ups. Cantu explains, “It allows us to have the breasts in the same position and it doesn’t have to be worn more than once a week.”
In practise, this means that women simply put on the bra and relax/eat some snacks/watch some Netflix, and after an hour simply take it off again. It’s really not too different from a regular bra. Except, it’s looking out for your breasts both inside and out.
Should the bra detect a sudden change, such as temprature increase/shape shift, the relevant information can be sent to the wearer. It may also suggest when to see a doctor for further assistance.
The evolution of Eva
It’s an incredibly easy-to-use product with an unbelievably life-changing purpose. And it hits close to home for Cantu. The young entrepreneur developed the wearable after his mother suffered from breast cancer and underwent a double mastectomy. With a device like the Eva bra, he hopes to help and save the lives of many more women diagnosed with breast cancer every year, and get them the aid they need as soon as possible.
Cantu takes home a prize money of $20,000 for his invention, and has inspired the world with his commitment to make a change for so many women out there. Whilst the Eva bra is still a prototype, we’re already looking forward to seeing this thoughtful invention come to the mass market and save many lives in the future.