Wearable Device for Breast Self-Examination: Palpreast

Wearable Device for Breast Self-Examination: Palpreast

Prototypes and functional trials

  • The external top with the inflation system (Figure 1) placed inside: the chambers are centered on each breast and the hoses outside.

  • The Sensing matrix: a continuous layer of piezoresistive textile is placed between two fabric layers having custom designed highly conductive patterns. The top and bottom conductive patterns are perpendicular. Each intersection between a row (top layer) and a column (bottom layer) represents a sensing elements (taxel). The sensing matrix is sewn into the bodice in contact with the skin. The wires are connected to the board located on the back.

  • The pockets of inflator system and the pressure sensing textile are sewn together inside the stretchy top. The Arduino USB cable is connected to the PC.

Figure 1 - Palpreast protoype