CES 2019: This handheld ultrasound machine will help you skip waiting at a lab
Los Angeles [United States], January 11 : Getting an ultrasound done still requires people to get out of the comfort of their homes and lie down at a nearby lab. But an extremely useful gadget made its way at the CES 2019 that will help you do away with the ordeal of lab visits.
Butterfly iQ costs USD 2,000 and unlike the bulky traditional ultrasound machines, it carries the technology right in itself, in the shape of a wand, requiring no separate attachments to larger machines for scanning different parts of the body.
Although the technology is FDA approved, the mobile ultrasound machine is cleared for medical-professional use only. Additionally, the company behind the device, Butterfly Network, is improving the software to allow for a real-time analysis from anywhere with the doctor.
The company is also building an AI-based software to help guide an untrained person to take a proper ultrasound, so the file can be sent to a professional for analysis.