- A 43-year-old primary school teacher identified as Idris Dangana has invented a breast cancer-detecting bra
- The man quit his job to focus on how he could save lives of rural women with early detection of breast cancer
- The device is fitted with Artificial Intelligence that could detect tumours that are as small as 2mm in diameter
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A primary school teacher, Idris Dangana, has invented a breast cancer-detecting bra to help rural women with early detection.
The 43-year-old man quit his job as a teacher and developed his interest in learning computer and software skills, Daily Trust reports.
Dangana said he was touched by the story of a woman who died of breast cancer in a village in Kano, adding that it reminded him of the pains his elder sister passed through when she had breast cancer.
He said: "Luckily, she survived it.
“The worst nightmare was when I was driving and saw a woman under the sun holding a hospital card, begging for money for surgery on one of the breasts, which would cost her over N150,000. She could not wear clothes and used a veil to cover her upper body.”
The device, which is called BCScan, is fitted with Artificial Intelligence that could detect tumours that are as small as 2mm in diameter.
According to Dangana, women can be tested for as low as N1,000 if the device is available at primary healthcare facilities and private hospitals nationwide.
He said those who intend to buy the device would be able to get it for N15,000 or N25,000.
Legit.ng understands that the device has not been scientifically proven or mass-produced.
In other news, a young Nigerian inventor identified as Usman Dalhatu has finally been recognised by the federal government which has finalised plans to collaborate with him.
Recall that the young inventor built a portable E-vent automatic ventilator and road sweeping machine.
He posted pictures of two versions of road sweeping machines on his Twitter page. One is an old version and the other is the latest version of the machine.
The minister of state for science and technology, Mohammed Abdullahi, said he has directed the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure to collaborate with Dalhatu to improve on the invention to make it globally competitive for export.
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