about OUR PRODUCT
The blue box contains 9 chemical sensors that are sensitive to the smell of certain breast cancer biomarkers. In other words, biomolecules that are only found in one’s metabolism if a person has breast cancer. This is what we call “urine smellprint”.
While The Blue Box is reading the urine sample, the user will also introduce personal and health-related data via our app, which, together with urine smellprint will be sent to the cloud, where our AI-based algorithm will process it and reach a diagnosis.
WHY IS NOW THE TIME FOR THE BLUE BOX
The vision behind our project is the following: There already exists enough science to make breast cancer detection from a urine sample possible. However, till today, this can only be performed with expensive and big lab machinery, complex sample handling procedures, and trained personnel. A solution like this cannot be brought to all hospitals and can not be financially accessible to all women.
Hence, we have created a low-cost, easy to use and portable device that performs as similarly as possible to the aforementioned lab machinery, and made up for the obvious decrease in robustness by implementing high-level data preprocessing algorithms and a curated classification software. Hence, by being very problem-oriented solution, our product can be made very accessible, and many lives can be saved.