Detected documentary review by Shawn “Fangirl S”
This documentary short showed the beginnings of the iTBra that the creators are hoping will detect breast cancer much earlier than any current technology. The hope is to stop the deaths caused by breast cancer due to inefficient technology. I was intrigued and want to know more about the current trials that are being conducted.
DIRECTED BY DANIEL MILLER, JEREMY NEWBERGER and SETH KRAMER
NARRATED BY MELANIE GRIFFITH
Breast cancer kills half-a-million women each year worldwide. In the United States, one of eight women will develop the disease in her lifetime. Too often, current screening technology does not catch the disease until it’s too late. DETECTED tells the story of Rob Royea, a technology entrepreneur determined to solve the problem with a miraculous new innovation: a bra that instantaneously communicates signs of cancer. Sensors in the bra pick up temperature readings consistent with cancer cells. Data is then wirelessly transmitted to the smartphones of women and their doctors.
Royea’s goal is to change the world. DETECTED follows his fight from the beginning.