Kemisola Bolarinwa, a Nigerian tech genius recently invented a brassiere that detects breast cancer with 87% accuracy. ayokinews.com reports.
The Robotics expert has been working on the innovation since 2019 and is on the verge of making history.
The smart bra has seven sensors placed at various points on the bra cup, aiding lump detection. The sensors can be connected to an output device that displays the result of the sensor scan and the results can be interpreted by a health practitioner. So far, 15 different women have been tested with the smart bra, and three of them had anomalies.
Kemisola Bolarinwa and her team are also working on improving the accuracy of the sensors from 87% to 98%.
The Motivation Behind the Smart Bra Innovation
When Interviewed, Kemisola revealed that the loss of an aunt some years back triggered her innovation. Breast cancer was the cause of the death, which made Kemisola determined to bring an end to this significant problem.
From her research, she discovered that breast cancer, like other forms of cancer, could be cured if detected early.
The robotics genius also revealed that the innovation will birth a new milestone for women in Africa. Women are often overlooked in the technological space, but Kemisola’s grit and resilience will serve as a footprint in helping females realize their full potential.
Kemisola Bolarinwa grew up in Ondo State and has been curious about tech innovations right from childhood. She was an active member of the Junior Engineers, Technicians, and Scientists (JETS) club in high school, and went on to study Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the University of Ado-Ekiti.
Interestingly, the smart bra isn’t Kemisola’s only innovation. Earlier on, she invented a security necklace that sends signals to loved ones in times of danger. The necklace also tracks the location of individuals with the aid of GPS.
She currently has plans to integrate the technology with smartwatches, making the security device useful for all genders.