The first pocket sized ultrasound machine developed in semiconductor manufacturing plant to be unveiled in upcoming market across America.
The device developed by Connecticut-based Butterfly Network. John Martin Vascular surgeon and chief medical officer of butterfly network he was suffering discomfort in throat. He wants to find out the problem with pocket sized ultrasound device known as Butterfly iQ. The hand held imaging device for ultrasounds and compatible with iPhone. He found cancer cell after passing the device across his neck.
Capacitive micro-machined ultrasound transducers(CMUTs)
The device built with capacitive micro-machined ultrasound transducers (CMUTs). These small ultrasonic emitters embedded on semiconductor chip. “Now we think it’s an individual purchase,” Martin said. “This gives you the ability to do everything at the bedside you can pull it out of your pocket and scan the whole body.”
Further, the average price for ultrasound device is around $115,000, with the low-end systems costing about $25,000. The device will sell for less than $2,000. Moreover, the Butterfly Network says it will be going on sale this year for $1,999. To begin shipping them out early next year.
Ultrasound machine compatible with iPhone
The Butterfly iQ the latest new tech created to help diagnose forms of cancer. Especially those that involve the use of an iPhone.
“To look at this as just an ultrasound device is like looking at an iPhone. Saying it’s just a phone,” Martin says. “If you have a window into the body where anyone can afford it, everyone can use it, and everyone can interpret it, it becomes a heck of a lot more than an ultrasound device.”
However, Entrepreneur Jonathan Rothberg, who adapts semiconductor technology to biology, first formed the Butterfly Network back in 2011. In the span of eight years, Rothberg was able to take the idea for the ultrasound device from concept to market.
The company has already raised more than $100 million so far.
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