A breast cancer was diagnosed for a second time at the mother of Julian Cantu who was only 13 years old. His mother had been fighting cancer for several years and had no choice but to perform a double mastectomy.
He was diagnosed with cancer too late. Julian says his mother lost her chest and almost her life.
Julian has realized that millions of women around the world need an effective method to detect breast cancer early. Although women are educated to have their breasts examined frequently, changes may be so minimal that they are not noticed. The Mexican teenager then chose to invent a bra that could save millions of lives.
There are 200 sensors in the EVA bra. These sensors are designed to detect the signs of breast cancer. This bra should be worn between 60 and 90 minutes per week to allow sensors to collect enough information about the breasts. This bra records texture, color, temperature and information about blood flow. This information is then sent to your phone or computer via a Bluetooth device. This bra collects data over a period of time and helps detect unhealthy changes in your breasts much faster.
Julian launched his company Higia Technologies at only 17 years. Its goal is to save as many lives as possible and use new technologies to detect cancer.
Julian is now 18 and Higia Technologies is growing steadily. His company recently had a prize at the Global Student Entrepreneurship Awards, we wish Julian’s invention could save millions of lives.
Do you want to know more about Julian’s revolutionary invention? Watch the video below. It is in Spanish but subtitled in English for those who wish to understand the functioning of the EVA bra!