A wristband could help menopausal women cool down. Breast cancer can affect young people, too, and the earlier it’s treated, the better.
Which is why an MIT research team has developed a wearable ultrasound scanner to be incorporated into a bra.
The device is an egg-shaped, honeycomb-like patch with six magnetic slots spread across it; a small tracker containing the miniature ultrasound scanner is placed into each slot one after the other.
Through openings in the bra the scanner makes direct contact with the skin.
Using the six slots, high-resolution images are taken of the whole breast as the scanner can be rotated 360 degrees. Potential anomalies are thus detected early.
Mammography teams, meanwhile, can be supported by Artificial Intelligence.