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.
This handheld ultrasound machine will help you skip waiting at a lab
Butterfly iQ is a handheld ultrasound machine connected to an iPhone that allows you to take your own ultrasound as your doctor analyzes the imagery in real time over a video chat, Cnet reported.
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.