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Clarius outs the first mobile ultrasound scanner for your iPhone or Android

Clarius outs the first mobile ultrasound scanner for your iPhone or Android

The efforts to bring an affordable and truly mobile ultrasound gear to the world are finally bearing fruit with the announcement of the Clarius Mobile Ultrasound Scanner. The first of its kind, it can connect to your iPhone or Android, and allows for family physicians or doctors going to remote locations where there isn't much health infrastructure, to have the joys of ultrasound exams on them at all times.

The portable ultrasound machine is comparatively affordable as it can use the mobile displays for screening purposes. While the more portable bedside scanners from the ones that physicians currently use start from about $25,000, you can buy several of Clarius's creations for that price. Quick exams or procedures like nerve blocks and guided injections can be performed on the spot with it, and the gear offers intuitive mobile interface with which the examining doctor can rapidly save and share the resulting images. As per Laurent Pelissier, the CEO of Clarius Mobile Health:

Physicians have been asking for a portable ultrasound system that works with their iPhone for some time. The challenge has been to make an affordable device that is small enough to carry around and that also produces great images. I'm happy to say we've succeeded in creating a product that will enable more clinicians to use ultrasound anywhere to improve patient care. It's as easy to use as a mobile phone camera.

The Mobile Ultrasound Scanner will be available for yet undisclosed pricing, pending FDA approval, and is built out of magnesium alloy to resist the daily wear and tear. With the accompanying iOS or Android apps, and the direct wireless connection it forms with almost any phone or tablet on these platforms, it might soon be a replacement for the clunky systems of old.



source: Clarius

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posted on 17 Mar 2016, 09:00 1

1. ShadowHammer (Posts: 98; Member since: 13 Mar 2015)


Man, that is pretty cool. Personally, I'd imagine doctors and technicians using at least tablet screen sizes for viewing though. I think mobile tech like this will be even more influential in developing nations.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 09:02 1

2. xondk (Posts: 1413; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Yeah, that seems like a bad idea, parents will overreact at what they might see and repeatedly using is going to be something that could affect the fetus?

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 09:09 4

3. bubblechaos (Posts: 114; Member since: 04 May 2015)


It will be available for physicians only and also for developed fetus. "you can buy several of Clarius's creations for that price" meaning it is still somewhat expensive, who would purchase one of these and pretend they know how to use/view it correctly lol.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 09:13

5. xondk (Posts: 1413; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


Oh definitely but you just know copy products and whatnot will arrive. And so on and yeah....when something becomes available for mobile it becomes available for the public, but we will see.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 09:15

7. jas0n (Posts: 54; Member since: 01 Mar 2016)


i know my wife would be checking on the baby constantly. poor kid would have no privacy.

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 02:22

10. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 450; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


It's not something you should do often as it carries certain risks, so stop her!

posted on 29 Mar 2016, 08:39

11. jas0n (Posts: 54; Member since: 01 Mar 2016)


yeah im not even thinking about getting this so no worries there.

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 09:11 1

4. saif2711 (Posts: 69; Member since: 22 Feb 2016)


Great for medical practitioners..I want one

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 09:14

6. jas0n (Posts: 54; Member since: 01 Mar 2016)


cant you just use the flir on the new CAT phone to see your baby??

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 09:50 2

8. o0Exia0o (Posts: 900; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


FLIR (Forward looking Infrared) is used to look at surface temperatures on objects and will not penetrate the surface like Ultrasound would....

posted on 17 Mar 2016, 12:47 1

9. jas0n (Posts: 54; Member since: 01 Mar 2016)


i know. i was joking

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