Clarius Mobile Health, a provider of high-definition handheld ultrasound systems, and Usono, a developer of ultrasound accessories, have introduced a new wireless and wearable ultrasound imaging technology for researchers studying the anatomy of people while they move.
The wearable ultrasound solution, which pairs a Clarius HD3 wireless ultrasound scanner with research software and Usono’s ProbeFix Dynamic, enables hands-free, stable, and reproducible ultrasound imaging during exercise and other activities where motion and continuous scanning is crucial. It’s the first wireless dynamic ultrasound imaging solution for researchers in the fields of sports medicine, rehabilitation, and other related areas, according to the company.
“Clarius is excited to partner with Usono to provide customers with a complete solution for dynamic ultrasound imaging research,” says Kris Dickie, vice president of research and development at Clarius. “The combination of our wireless ultrasound scanners for research and Usono’s ingenious approach will enable researchers to capture high-quality ultrasound images in a wide range of environments and activities. We believe this will have a significant impact on advancing research and clinical practice.”
Clarius ultrasound tools for research provide access to raw data collected internally, gyroscope collection, a programable interface, and custom software for real-time analysis anywhere.
“We are thrilled to work with Clarius to bring our vision of ultrasound scanning in sport specific exercise to a wider audience,” says Victor Donker, co-Founder and CEO of Usono. “We’ve been collaborating with Clarius for years and have seen their technology get smaller and smaller. The smaller the ultrasound probe gets, the bigger the potential for wearable scanning with ProbeFix. With the Clarius HD3 scanners now 30% smaller and lighter, we’re excited to see all the ways researchers will use it to capture images in innovative and previously impossible ways.”
Under the terms of the international agreement, Usono is now a global distributor of Clarius wireless ultrasound scanners combined with research software and its own probe holders. The companies will also engage in co-marketing efforts to promote the combination of their technologies to researchers and clinicians.