Finally, A Smartphone Ultrasound Attachment

October 12, 2011


Doctors: I wish they'd just give me the drugs I ask for. Plus they're expensive to visit. Want to save yourself some moolah the next time a stork puts a baby in that ass? Enter the smartphone ultrasound attachment. *lathering belly with grape jam* What? Well I'm not wasting the boysenberry!

Notice that the headline mentions a smartphone, rather than "your" smartphone. That's because Mobisante's recently released, smartphone-based MobiUS SP1 ultrasound device doesn't work with just any phone, but the now very dated (already two year-old) Windows Mobile 6.5-based Toshiba TG01 smartphone. Of course that doesn't make this device any less awesome, since it means that accurate and inexpensive point-of-care diagnostics are now much more mobile.

What the -- I've never even heard of a Toshiba TG01. Why am I even posting this? Not gonna lie, I heard ultrasound and thought this was gonna be about bats. "You mean echolocation?" I don't know what I mean anymore. $7,500 takes one home, which is like one doctor's visit when you're pregnant. Need a cheaper alternative? I've got you covered -- $4,000. "That's a microphone taped to an iPod." You drive a hard bargain, I can go as low as $2,000.

Mobisante's Ultrasound Device Works With A Smartphone [ohgizmo]

Thanks to Murphy, who has a bed named after her but not because she sleeps with a lot of guys. Don't get me wrong, she's been in more beds than cookie crumbs, that's just not why they named the bed after her (it's cool, I know her IRL).

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