Wearable ultrasound patch could expand access to medical imaging

A team of academic researchers have developed a stamp-sized stick-on patch as an alternative to bulky hospital ultrasound machines. The small device can take frequent images for up to 48 hours—even while a person is exercising–and can capture changes that occur during that time. The ultimate vision is to sync the information with a mobile device; one engineer sees potential for helping to monitor patients in regions with limited access to hospitals.

Source: The Medical Device Business Journal

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