portable ultrasound device

By Jonah Comstock February 13, 2013
In 2011, MobiHealthNews reported on an increasing number of medical schools instructing students to use mobile devices, including the University of California Irvine's iMedEd program, where each of the 104 medical students in the class of 2014 received an iPad from the school when they started in 2010. Now the evidence is starting to come in that tablets as an educational tool really make a...
By Neil Versel July 7, 2011
When the Space Shuttle Atlantis lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Friday, for the final mission in the 30-year space shuttle program, it will be carrying GE Healthcare's Vivid q cardiovascular ultrasound system. Atlantis will deliver the laptop-sized ultrasound machine to the International Space Station to study the effects of microgravity during long space flights as part of NASA's human...
By Brian Dolan February 15, 2010
After a few months of anticipation, GE Healthcare has announced the commercial availability of its handheld ultrasound device, Vscan, which has secured clearance from the FDA, the CE Mark from the European Union, and a Medical Device License from Health Canada. The company said it is now available in the U.S., Europe, India and Canada. To be clear: GE's Vscan is not a wirelessly connected device...
By Brian Dolan January 11, 2010
During Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacob's keynote at CES Friday, co-presenter Dr. Eric Topol, CMO of the West Wireless Health Institute, introduced a Swedish startup's mobile health maternity service, Mobile Baby. Because of portable ultrasound devices like GE's Vscan, "people are going to be doing their own ECHOs and sending them to their doctors in the not too distant future, but that's going to require...
By Brian Dolan January 11, 2010
At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Friday, Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs invited onstage Dr. Eric J. Topol, chief academic officer of Scripps Health and chief medical officer of the West Wireless Health Institute (WWHI), to discuss the wireless health trend. (Qualcomm is a key supporter of the WWHI.) Topol's talk included mentions of a half dozen different wireless health devices including...