The BSE bra is an early warning system for breast cancer, able to detect emerging tumor long before the tumor becomes visible to a mammogram.
Developed by First Warning Systems, the BSE (breast self exam) bra features technology that enables the device to continuously measure the tiny variations in blood vessel growth in the breasts. According to the company, blood vessels feeding a cancerous tumor have a distinct heat signature, which allows the growing tumor to be identified at a very early stage. In tests, the bra showed an accuracy rate of more than 90 percent, which is much higher than is possible with traditional mammograms.
First Warning Systems plans to release the BSE bra in Europe in 2013, with a possible US release the following year.