Video: Butterfly iQ – Put the Stethoscopes Away!

Dear Commons Community,

The Butterfly iQ is a portable, single-probe ultrasound device that connects to a smartphone and can perform a range of bodily imaging processes (see video above).  I was not aware of how far this technology had advanced but it seems there are several companies that offer comparable products.

The Butterfly iQ also uses artificial intelligence via an app to enhanced the imaging and information it provides to medical personnel.  As the video above demonstrates, it is lightweight and a Godsend to doctors who work in the field. 

It was introduced in 2019 and is approved by the FDA for use by medical personnel only.  It costs about $2,000.

An incredible use of technology and A.I.!


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