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‘Smart breast’ could empower cancer survivors

Cancer survivor and applied cybernetics student Kathy Reid has turned her knowledge and her lived experience into a prosthesis with a difference.

Dubbed the ‘Sense Breast’, the wearable device monitors movement, temperature and pressure to improve the physiotherapy treatment many breast cancer survivors undergo when recovering from surgery.

An ANU masters student, Ms Reid built the device for a university assignment.

The prototype costs an estimated $200 to build, and the design is freely available on an open source website.

Ms Reid hopes that women can use the design to regain some control over their bodies, and maybe even further that sense of control by building and refining her idea.

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Source: ABC News