MANIZALES, COLOMBIA - Fighting breast cancer is a "tit for tat" battle, but now there`s a new weapon that could help with early detection. This new, high-tech tool is... a bra.
But this isn`t your mama`s bra. Developed by Electrical Engineering students at the National University of Colombia, this prototype "flopper stopper" is packing two state-of-the-art, infrared sensors.
Here`s how it supposedly works... each sensor monitors the temperature of a breast. The temperature is important because researchers believe cancer- or abnormal cells generate more blood supply and increase body temp. The bra records the degree change... which would alert the user to visit her doctor.
You can't buy this disease detecting brassiere - at least not yet - it's effectiveness is still being tested.
Who'd have thought that women might be "saved by the bra"!