Nigerian innovator and scientist Kemisola Bolarinwa is on the verge of creating her most significant innovation yet – a wearable smart bra for cancer screening and early detection.
The smart bra contains seven sensors placed across each bra cup, connected via cables to a USB output.
The bra is still a prototype, with about 87 per cent accuracy, with software accessing the data to a computer or mobile, where software accesses the data and inspects for oddities. According to the Nigerian-born woman’s interest in Cancer prevention and treatment was born from an emotional event.
In 2017, Bolarinwa lost one of her dearest aunts to breast cancer. During that ordeal trial of visiting her sickly aunt at the University of Ibadan Teaching Hospital, she saw different women lying struck by breast cancer. Pity and sympathy immediately crept into her heart and since then, Kemisola Bolarinwa committed herself to find a solution to rid the menace of breast cancer.
“Watching the women broke my heart, especially the young girls; the pain, helplessness, and resignation were too much for me. We all need to stop this disease that is causing so much suffering, not just for the sick, but all those around them, caregivers and even doctors,” Bolarinwa stated.
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