Do women need a digital breast self-exam? This Indiegogo project thinks so

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Inventor Ken Wright said his technical expertise has helped U.S. Navy submarines peer through murky water and enabled the movie Titanic to film underwater. Now, he wants to use similar technology to help women scan their breasts for cancer-causing tumors from their homes.

On Tuesday, his company Eclipse Breast Health Technologies launched a campaign on crowdfunding site Indiegogo to raise $650,000. The Carlsbad, Calif.-based startup has already raised about $780,000 in seed funding. But like the Scanadu’s crowdfunding campaign for the Scout “tricorder” device, Eclipse’s campaign isn’t just about raising money to move its product out of beta and into the market. It’s about getting user feedback that it hopes to submit to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration when it applies for approval.

ECLIPSE - HAND - V1 - 2013Each month, women are advised to perform a breast self-exam to feel for lumps or changes that might indicate cancer. But Eclipse said its device, which…

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