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:

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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1. ShadowHammer

Posts: 204; Member since: Mar 13, 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.

2. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 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?

3. bubblechaos

Posts: 114; Member since: May 04, 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.

5. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 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.

7. jas0n

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

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

10. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

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

11. jas0n

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

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

4. saif2711

Posts: 77; Member since: Feb 22, 2016

Great for medical practitioners..I want one

6. jas0n

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

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

8. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

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

9. jas0n

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 01, 2016

i know. i was joking

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