Researchers from Switzerland and France have begun to develop a bra that breast cancer early detect. Such a smart piece of clothing would be much cheaper than mammography, what would be of particular women in poor countries.
breast cancer is, according to the research group, the number one cause of death in women between 40 and 50 years. Worldwide, 2018 died estimated 627'000 women, about a Million new cases were diagnosed. In Switzerland, about 6000 women sufferers of breast cancer last year, 1372 died. The disease is detected early, it is 90 percent curable.
neuchâtel and La Chaux-de-Fonds in
the final goal of the project, SBra is an intelligent, sensor equipped bra that is able to detect breast cancer at an early stage, comfortably and without risk to health effectively. In a first step, the 30 scientists from five institutions and companies to check whether existing technologies are able.
From the Switzerland with the Neuchatel csem, a private, Non-Profit organization for research and technology and the ZTC Technology in La Chaux-de-Fonds, which manufactures medical equipment.
The project is supported under the European cooperation programme INTERREG France-Switzerland, two years with a good Million Swiss francs. To 400'000 Swiss francs from the European Fund for regional support (ERDF) come close. Around 160'000 Swiss francs from the Federal government and the 156'000 Swiss francs for the Canton of neuchâtel in taxes. (Dec/sda)
Created: 28.06.2019, 12:01 PM