Another wonderful use of technology in the health field. I am so glad that people are willing to develop these tools to help those who need it.
Butterfly Network developed the hand-held ultrasound scanner called the Butterfly iQ.
"The Butterfly is about the size of an electric shaver. It is battery-powered and contains microchips rather than piezoelectric crystals, so it usually won’t break if dropped....... it has huge potential in rural Africa, Asia and Latin America, where the nearest X-ray machine may be hours away and the only CT and MRI scanners may be in the nation’s capital."
The scans coming from the phones can easily be uploaded to the Internet and shared for diagnosis.
Truly this is a tool that really is life-saving.