Breast cancer is a very sensitive issue, we often hear of great results obtained in the early diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in the early stages, but unfortunately thousands of women still live with this disease in metastatic phase.
Prevention is everything, there are many campaigns that push women not to overlook this problem. But always pay attention to your body. A young Spanish researcher, Judit Giró Benet has thought of creating a test to be carried out at home, using a urine sample, thus meeting the needs of many women who, due to lack of time and even money, do not carry out regular breast examinations.
Judit started developing the first Blue Box prototype in 2017 following her degree in biomedical engineering at the University of Barcelona, before moving to California to follow up her invention. Together with a colleague, he developed a second prototype and began using a cloud server to run an artificial intelligence algorithm inspired by the sensory system of dogs.
The result was a classification rate of over 95%.
How it works
The user will have to download the app to his device and proceed to the registration, creating his profile, collect a urine sample and place it inside the device; it takes only 30 seconds for its six chemical sensors to start reacting to the biomarkers of breast cancer. The data is then sent to a cloud server for processing and a diagnosis is returned to the user’s app.
The Blue Box has great potential and ensures that more women can avoid an advanced diagnosis.
The award won by Judit, was created by the inventor James Dyson, the famous vacuum cleaner man, and it was he who complimented the invention, calling it a well-designed product that deserves all the support possible.