18-Year-Old Boy Creates Bra That Could Save Millions Of Lives After His Mom Almost Died Of Cancer

Anyone knows how horrible cancer can be. Especially those who’ve had to battle cancer themselves or watch a loved one battle with it.

Every day we try to find a cure to this horrible disease, but in absence of a definitive cure, people mostly focus on developing new ways to catch cancer in its earliest stages possible.

Source: Telegraph

Julian Rios Cantu’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when he was only 13-years-old. He was able to accept the news the first time around, but the second diagnosis hit him way harder.

Deciding to take a stand against cancer, he channeled his frustrations into creating a device that can help a lot of families avoid the terrible things he had to go through…

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Julian, who is now 18 years old, has developed a technology that could be a real help and could have a serious impact when diagnosing cancer. With the help of three friends, Julian founded Higia Technologies. Its aim is catching cancer before it becomes untreatable, so at its early stages.

Making inroads

We know that detecting breast cancer early can make the difference between life and death. Even though Julian’s mom was fortunate enough to survive the ordeal, she lost both her breasts in her battle. Julian was inspired by his mother struggles.

The bra called “auto exploration” has more than 200 sensors who are designed to detect subtle changes in a woman’s breasts. The inventors, Julian and his friends entered the bra in the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards and were gifted a $20,000 grant to continue their development.

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Users have to wear the bra for 60 to 90 minutes each week and it is able to notice changes in the temperature, color and texture of the breasts. With tumors altering the blood flow in breasts, the bra is supposed to pick up changes that take place as a result. Then, the information is delivered to an app and women are warned by their chosen medical professional before the cancer develops past a treatable stage.

It can be easily called a miracle invention. Julian and his friends deserve being praised for their amazing project!

See more about the bra in the video below: