There's my "wonder lift" bra that boosts my humble girls to a C cup; my hi-tech sports bra that makes morning jogs a bit more bearable; and, of course, the lacy/racy French brassiere that never fails to set the mood.
Now, my already plentiful collection is going to have to make room for one very important addition (when it hits stores next year) -- the bra that can detect breast cancer.
There's a company called First Warning Systems that has created a bra with a sensor so sensitive that it can detect a tumor up to six years earlier than a mammogram. According to a spokesperson, the sensor can measure changes in cell temperature and blood flow, which can indicate a developing tumor. And that's not all. The sensor also has pattern recognition software that seeks out changes in breast tissue.
With a million women diagnosed with breast cancer every year -- and 400,000 of them perishing from the disease -- this bra can be instrumental in curbing late diagnoses. Plus, because mammograms can render false positives and, some say possibly increase your chance of contracting breast cancer, this bra could become a cornerstone of new technologies that can save your girls -- and your life.
Think you'd have room in your top drawer for such an innovative addition?