Bolarinwa who inverted smart bra


This is Nigerian Robotics Engineer, Kemisola Bolarinwa who invented a life saving smart bra that helps to detect breast cancer on time and save lives globally.


From a very young age, Kemisola Bolarinwa has been an innovator. She still recalls the joy of her first eureka moment in high school when together with a friend, they created the transistor radio for the inter-school competition.

After secondary school, Bolarinwa studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering at the University of Ado-Ekiti; the Self-driven innovations are primarily self-taught.

Bolarinwa’s interest in Cancer prevention and treatment was born from an emotional event. In 2017 she lost one of her favourite aunts to breast cancer.

In 2019, Bolarinwa teamed up with a femwear expert, an IT expert, an embedding hardware expert, an AI expert, a software developer, and an oncologist. Together, they embarked on a journey to find a solution to the late detection of breast cancer.

In 2021, Kemisola and her team came up with a working prototype of a smart bra which has sensors to scan the breast for abnormalities.

Kemisola is the Founder of Nextwear Technologies.

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