C-DAC Thiruvananthapuram has developed a portable and economical high accuracy data acquisition device for the early detection and screening of breast cancer under the project funding of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY). The project was jointly executed with C-MET, Thrissur and Malabar Cancer Centre (MCC), Kannur. This indigenously developed device can be used for initial screening of women by health sector and can refer potential patients for mammography. It can play a vital role in the early diagnosis of breast cancer thereby facilitating the best treatment and care at an earliest possible stage.
The system consists of a battery operated portable Data Acquisition hardware interfaced to Graphical User Interface software via Bluetooth. The Data Acquisition hardware collects the breast temperature from a body worn wearable device with thermal sensors. The display interface is capable to generate Breast thermal profile 2D charts and reports which can be easily inferred by a low skilled health worker. No special skills or training is required for operating the device.
The product has completed successful clinical
trials at Malabar Cancer Centre (MCC), Kannur.
C-DAC has filed one Indian patent application
and two copyright applications for this
technology. The device shall also be used for
other medical applications were thermistor based
high accurate data needs to be acquired and
The salient features and advantages of the device are:
Contact Details for Techno Commercial Information
Mr. Titus A Chazhoor
Group Head, Control & Instrumentation