Women changing the world with tech: Technology for breast health

When it comes to the female body, there are many ways in which technology can help women stay healthier for longer, particularly when it comes to breast health and the fight against breast cancer. 

In 2020 alone, there were 2.3 million women diagnosed with breast cancer globally. Luckily, we’re seeing a lot more funding going towards this sector, as we further prioritize preventing, diagnosing, and combatting this form of cancer that affects women more than any other kind around the world. 

Not to mention, the racial bias that affects breast health: a new study has found that black women are more likely to receive inferior breast cancer screenings than white women, something that we have to change culturally alongside the development of new technology.

Positive ground has been broken in this journey including the advancement in artificial intelligence that helps to both detect breast cancer and provide women with the ability to find better healthcare services. 

Here are some really cool projects and technologies that are aiding in this battle!

Hippo AI Foundation is creating an open source health database to assist in the development of low cost healthcare for breast cancer using AI. 
Brilliantly.co is a community for women who have suffered from breast cancer that provides physical & emotional support.
Mammogen is a women-led biotechnology company using data, tech, and science to improve the detection and treatment of women’s health related diseases. 
Bioaesthetics created the NACgraft, a regenerative nipple graft for breast cancer survivors, currently in development. 
Thermi-scan uses thermal cameras to find early stage cancer. 
Kheiron Medical Technologies help radiologists detect breast cancer earlier using deep learning. 
Videssa is a blood-based breast cancer detection test.
Biotheranositcs has 2 molecular diagnostics tests for breast and metastatic cancers. 

Do you have anything to add to our list? Let us know!

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