One in eight women will develop breast cancer in their life.
The SMART Armour stands for Scale Maille Armour for Radiation Therapy, and is a device for breast cancer patients undergoing treatment. It is able to shield the contralateral breast (the breast not being treated) from excess radiation, which is delivered as a side effect, by up to 75%. This would majorly improve outcomes for patients, boosting their psychology moral as they wear a ‘battle armour’ to help them through treatment.
It is manufactured using high density copper with each shield being meticulously hand made. The unique design and pattern were inspired from ancient armies and is perfect for treatment as it can be draped, fitting all shapes and individual treatments.
The SMART Armour has the potential to change to lives of breast cancer radiotherapy patients, improving outcomes and protecting their contralateral breast.