Healthcare Devices – Portable Ultrasound

I thought to quickly write about a device that should help in the revolution of Healthcare.

I’m talking about the GE VScan which is a portable Ultrasound device, and moves the bulky and expensive ultrasound from a hospital to the field for quicker and more affordable diagnosis.
GE VScan

(Image from Flickr. Rights owned by GE)

A company video can be seen here and here is a demo by Dr. Eric Topol.

This is a good example of how Healthcare will change to:

  • Make it more convenient and reach people who cannot make it easily to their doctor’s place
  • Have scans more often and so monitor health more closely and not wait for an appointment. It is plausible to even own this device personally

I can see this kind of device having a great use for remote places like villages in India and China or hard to reach places in Africa where the patients cannot travel so easily to the doctor.


About Ra

Software Engineer (worked in corporations to healthcare start-ups), Geek, Musician, Artist, Fellow Human - living in the covergence space of healthcare, software, interaction design, the quantified self and genetics, music and spirituality
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