Healcerion, the South Korean firm that introduced truly wireless ultrasound probes that work with smartphones and tablets, is releasing its SONON 300L ultrasound in the United States. The device was cleared last fall by the FDA and Healcerion has been working on manufacturing and preparing it for distribution.
The SONON 300L works with most Android and iOS phones and tablets, requiring the user to simply download the Healcerion app and to pair the ultrasound to the device being used. The ultrasound itself weighs 13 ounces (370 grams), is powered by a rechargeable battery that can scan continuously for up to three hours, and even features Wi-Fi and 3G/LTE capabilities.
The device can produce DICOM images, send the data to a hospital’s PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System), and become a standard tool for a family physician, a doctor working outside of a clinical environment, and should be popular in urgent care clinics, remote areas, and home healthcare providers.