Support 4 all bra
ThreeSpace have used their expertise in 3D body measurement to assess the repeatability of breast positioning with and without a new bra design
Working with Panache Lingerie, the ‘SuPPORT 4 All’ study, funded by the NIHR Invention for Innovation (i4i) Programme, is developing a bra that allows accurate positioning of the breast on a day-to-day basis. This may also reduce the dose received by organs that lie close to the breast such as the lungs and heart in some patients.
ThreeSpace have used their expertise in 3D body measurement to assess the repeatability of breast positioning with and without the bra.
The bra, which is currently in the early stages of development and is being tested on healthy volunteers, is suitable to be worn during treatment and can be used with existing radiotherapy positioning equipment to stabilise the breast, whilst also maintaining patient dignity.
The breast is a complex, largely unsupported structure. Simple measurements made with callipers or tape measure struggle to capture the variability that is possible. A 3D image contains a huge amount of information. Using this technology we are able to assess changes in breast shape and tiny variations in breast position. This information will help us to assess the bra for its use in radiotherapy.