In this paper we present a novel concept in which special band aid is developed for early detection of cancer. The band aid contains an array of micro needles with small detection array connected to each needle which inspects the color of the surface of the skin versus time after being pinched with the needles. We were able to show in pre-clinical trials that the color varies differently if the skin is close to tumor tissue.
Zeev Zalevsky, Arkady Rudnitsky, Victor Sheinman, Andrey Tzoy, Aitmamat Toktosunov, and Arkady Adashov, "Home-use cancer detecting band aid," Proc. SPIE 9694, Optical Methods for Tumor Treatment and Detection: Mechanisms and Techniques in Photodynamic Therapy XXV, 96940I (Presented at SPIE BiOS: February 14, 2016; Published: 1 March 2016); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2210808.
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