Hajar Mahmoud and her friend Nada Tariq lived the suffering of the mother of their common friend with breast cancer, and they felt her pain during her journey with the dreaded disease, which affected her psyche and the psyche of their friend, which made them think about designing smart clothes equipped with a sensor, to help breast cancer patients by avoiding the wrong touches. their arm after mastectomy and the resulting side effects on their health.
one of the designs
Hajar Mahmoud, a graduate of the Faculty of Applied Arts, Benha University, Department of Ready-made Garments, spoke about her project to design smart clothes for breast cancer patients, to “The Seventh Day”, where she said: “My friend and partner in the project, Nada Tarek, a graduate of the same college and department in clothing design, thought of For breast cancer patients, because the mother of our friend was suffering from a malignant disease, and we saw that she was suffering from the disease, especially when she had the breast removed, and with it, the lymph nodes in the arm next to the breast removed, and this caused her so many problems, to the point that no one could touch her. Her arm, and of course she was subjected to situations like that once she fainted alone in the street and people paralyzed her from her arm and the doctors took a blood sample from him, and no matter how they did not know her health condition, and this caused her health problems.”
Preparing the design of the dress
She continued: “We thought of designing smart clothes made of cotton, so that it helps a breast cancer patient feel comfortable, and the clothes are equipped with an Ultrasonic Sensor, a sensor that emits a sound when someone is close to her arm, and this gives her an opportunity to explain her condition and the second person begins away from her, and we designed clothes with cheerful drawings like butterflies and we used the pink color, and by research we knew that the patient’s psychological condition would be bad during the treatment period, we designed a rob for her and collected signatures from recovering from the malignant disease, because her hands hope in life and can conquer the disease.”
Hajar and Nada designed different designs in cheerful pink colors for breast cancer patients, which Hajar talked about, saying: “We designed dresses for breast cancer patients, and these were the most popular designs that Iqbal had, and the jacket and designs are useful for veiled and non-veiled women.”
Hajar and Nada faced some difficulties in designing clothes for breast cancer patients, which Hajar talked about, saying: “The difficulties that we encountered are that we searched a lot for the device and faced exploitation by some people who were offering us the device at high prices.”
Another picture of the dress
Regarding the reaction of breast cancer patients to the smart clothes, Hajar said: “Many patients liked the idea, but some of them found that the clothes could make them feel that they were ostracized, and they did not want people to know that she was a breast cancer patient, and we thought of making them clothes equipped with a vibrating device that they feel when they are in it. Someone approached her arm, and we asked doctors about it and they told us well that it will not harm the patient, provided that the number of vibrations is simple and these designs are currently working on it.”
Hajar and Nada are currently preparing to design more practical clothes that are easy to open at the breast area, especially at the sampling area for breast cancer patients. For 30 years, but we are thinking about designing the next period for all age groups.”
Hajar and Nada dream that their project will grow and their idea will reach many breast cancer patients, to help them maintain their safety when walking on the roads.