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An 18-year-old from Mexico has invented of a bra that can help in the early detection of breast cancer. The bra, known as EVA, was created for women with genetic predisposition to cancer.

An 18-year-old student from Mexico has won the top prize at the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) for his invention of a bra that can help in the early detection of breast cancer. "The bra, otherwise known as EVA, was developed with three friends through his company Higia Technologies, and was created primarily for women with genetic predisposition to cancer."

Equipped with around 200 biosensors, the bra maps the surface of the breast and is able to monitor changes in temperature, shape, and weight. "Why a bra? Because it allows us to have the breasts in the same position and it doesn't have to be worn more than one hour a week," he said in an interview with El Universal. Rios Cantu says that the biosensors are able to determine thermal conductivity by specific zones. In some instances, heat can indicate more blood flow, which therefore indicates that those blood vessels are "feeding" on something -- typically some type of cancer. After beating 13 other student entrepreneurs from around the globe, Rios Cantu took home an impressive $20,000.

El Universal TV, Un brasier contra el cáncer de mama http://www.eluniversaltv.com.mx/…/un-brasier-contra-el-canc…

Student designs bra that can detect breast cancer http://www.independent.co.uk/…/bra-breast-cancer-detect-eva…