Wearable Ultrasound Patches : wearable ultrasound

Researchers have developed a new method to scan the heart in real time using a modern wearable Ultrascan patch. This allows for a more seamless capture of detailed images of the heart in action. An additional feature of this patch is to automatically calculate ventricular volumes using deep learning to generate performance statistics.

In this way, the user can know his/her cardiac output at any given time. This device uses a pressure-driven piezoelectric transducer to perform deep tissue imaging. A stretchable liquid metal electrode allows the imager to remain compact and close to the skin. However, it is not yet in production as scientists are still miniaturizing the system.

Image Credit: Hu, Huang, Li et.

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