20 January 2019 Written by CN1699 Services Article viewed 15 times (0 times in the last week)

US company Butterfly Networks has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and is on sale for $2,000 (£1,555).

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.

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.

Its inventor, Jonathan Rothberg, claims it will have as much impact on healthcare as the stethoscope did 200 years ago

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Source: CNET

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