This Ultrasound Bra Could Detect Cancer Sooner

In 2015, Canan Dağdeviren was working as a postdoc at MIT when she learned that her aunt, Fatma .

Fatma, had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer. 

Dağdeviren sketched an idea for an electronic bra with an embedded ultrasound  

This embedded ultrasound that would be able to scan breasts 

Six and a half years later—delayed by funding struggles and technical hurdles 

Dağdeviren has finally succeeded in bringing that off-the-cuff sketch to life.