«A device to help detect breast cancer has won the prestigious UK James Dyson Award.»

«The Dotplot aims to help women self-check at home and track any changes they may find on an app. Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK but many women do not carry out regular self-examinations.»

«Users build a personalised map of their torso by inputting their breast size and shape and pressing the handheld device over their chest.»

«Once a month, soundwaves are used to record tissue composition – and if there are any suspicious changes or abnormalities, users are advised to see a healthcare professional.»

Article written by Shiona McCallum