Why Your Next Bra Could Save Your Life

by Barbara Dehn, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Sep 25, 2015 8:05 AM ET
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Do you know any women who look forward to getting a mammogram? Hold on. Let me think. Umm, that would be, none! Getting squished, squeezed, pushed into a Panini press while you hold your breath is not high on the "Can't wait to do that" list, instead is relegated to the "I know it's for the best, so let's just get it over with, already." Must do's. Ever wonder if there could be a different way to find breast cancer?

What if there was a comfortable bra or wearable patch that fit into your bra with tiny, painless sensors that could detect barely perceptible temperature changes in your breast tissue? And, what if that bra collected 12 hours of cellular activity, digitized it and then using the Internet of Everything employed advanced analytic processes to pinpoint where a breast cancer might be lurking?

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