Smartphone-based ultrasound imaging kit that fits in your pocket
- Aug 11, 2013, 10:35 AM IST
For rural pockets and areas that are not accessible, a simple solution of ultrasound imaging can be very helpful. Now it is easy with a smartphone and ultrasound imaging device that easily can fit in your pocket.
Doctors can now take this mini MobiUS SP1 ultrasound device to the patient and do a ultrasound scan easily using a smartphone screen and offer immediate advice. The device works with the Windows Mobile 6.5 based Toshiba TG01 smartphone. Though an older model, this offers accurate and inexpensive diagnostics at the point-of-care and is awesome.
This is the world’s first smartphone-based ultrasound imaging system, made by Mobisante. The device was cleared by the Food & Drug Administration, US and brings ultrasound imaging within reach of health care professionals everywhere, helping healthcare professionals practice better medicine and reduce costs.
The company mentions that more than 70 percent of the world’s population does not have access to ultrasound because it is expensive and not portable enough.
This device fuses the power and wireless connectivity of a smartphone with the Internet into a game-changing diagnostic solution that is personal, accessible and benefits from easy to operate, intuitive user interface.
Images taken by the device can be easily and securely shared for archival, second opinion, or remote diagnosis using a cellular network, Wi-Fi, or direct connectivity to a personal computer. The patient record is available for reimbursement purposes as well as benchmarking.