Short description: A new and safer method for scanning breasts requires applicators (transmitting and receiving) to be dynamically positioned around the vertically hanging-down breast with variable geometry. The challenge is to follow the surface at a distance less than 1mm away.
Market potential: USD 4 Billion market -> USD 9 Billion 2027. Whole market can be overturned by safer tech in 15 years. Competitors have low performance and high cost.
Timing: No crucial timing, not yet any comparable competitor in the market. However, as technologies matures a 2-4 years time frame for commercializations is desirable. Patent for applicators are granted.
Desired result: A proof-of-concept to show validity and benefits of the inventions, allowing commercialization.
Information on challenge owner: University.
Keywords: Robotic arm; Sensors; Electronics; Embedded system; Biomedical engineering