Wearable Device for Breast Self-Examination: Palpreast

Wearable Device for Breast Self-Examination: Palpreast

Structured information on the device

User and evironment

Who is the intended user? Self-user/patient
Is training required in addition to the expected skill level of the intended user? No
Is any maintenance or calibration required by the user at the time of use? No
Where will the technology be used? at home

Health technology specifications

Dimensions (mm3) 32 mm x 23 mm x 14 mm
Weight (kg) 2 kg
Does it require the use of consumables? For example, disposable batteries, disposable electrodes, etc. Yes. Batteries
Estimated life time 5 Years
Estimated shelf life 3 Years
Can it have a telemedicine or eHealth application? Yes
Does it use any kind of software? Yes
If yes, please describe the software, whether it is open source or proprietary, its use and/or license fee, etc. (10-70 words). Arduino IDE open source, Processing3 open source
If yes, can the software be customized for local use? Please explain (10-70 words). Include languages available. An intuitive and universal graphic interface, based on a colour map, is properly designed.
Is it portable? Portable
Type of use Long term use
Does the technology require maintenance?


Energy requirements

Mechanical energy (e.g. manually powered)


Continuous power supply Voltage required: 5 V

Facility requirements

Access to a cellular phone network

Connection to a laptop/computer

Additional sound / light control facilities