COMMENTARY

10 Tech Advances That Can Change Medicine

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December 16, 2016

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Smartphone Echocardiography

Last year, I highlighted the Philips Lumify smartphone ultrasound as a top tech advance. In 2016, a dedicated cardiac probe was introduced that generates exquisite images through an Android app (see video). A second entry of smartphone ultrasound—Clarius—is also being introduced, and it has a wireless connection to the smartphone. Recently, I've been made aware of a third smartphone ultrasound device developed by Healcerion. 2016 was the 200th anniversary of the stethoscope. I think we have far better technology to offer now that supersedes sounds.

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