mHealth innovators and visionaries are turning to crowdsourcing platforms with greater frequency to help bring their creative and potentially groundbreaking ideas to fruition.
Those behind the technology hope to bring “Eclipse” to the market as soon as possible so it can benefit women in early detection of breast abnormalities, by tracking and comparing images from month to month.
The Eclipse is a safe at-home, easy to use hand-held imaging device that enables consumers to perform a self-administered breast exam to detect breast abnormalities. It is up to five times more sensitive than the human hand; therefore resulting in improving the effectiveness of a tactile examination and giving women comfort and peace of mind of their breast health status between mammography visits.
The effort was inspired by the desire to curb the tragic number of deaths attributed annually to breast cancer. An estimated 40,000 women will die this year just in the U.S. due to breast cancer.
“Providing an effective means of early detection that leads to early treatment is essential in the fight against breast cancer,” says Ken Wright, founder and CEO of Eclipse Breast Heath Technologies. “I am deeply motivated to make a better future for my wife and daughter and generations of women ahead. The Eclipse is a powerful tool that puts breast health in the hands of women to simply monitor their own breast health to detect change or abnormalities early.”
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