First Warning System has introduced a new bra that can reportedly detect breast tumours up to six years sooner than they could be caught on a mammogram.
The innovative product incorporates a sensor that is designed to monitor any changes in cell temperature caused by the blood vessel growth, which is associated with tumours as they develop.
The sensor will also contain special software that uses pattern recognition, chronology and artificial intelligence to look for changes in breast tissue that might indicate a tumour was present, according to Medcitynews.com.
The product, which is set to launch in 2013, is intended for use alongside self-checking and other screening methods.
One million women are currently diagnosed with breast cancer every year and, of these, 400,000 will die. Earlier detection could help save thousands of lives.
View a video below explaining the science behind the First Warning System bra below: