iPhone becomes an ultrasound scanner to help save lives in Africa

Una vez más, el Apple Watch le salva la vida a un hombre que sufría fibrilación auricular

El Dr. Cherniak es un especialista de medicina de emergencias de Canadá. Según él, puede subir los escáneres a la red para que un especialista de ultrasonidos de Toronto pueda revisar su diagnóstico.

iPhone becomes an ultrasound scanner to help save lives in Africa
iPhone becomes an ultrasound scanner to help save lives in Africa

Todo esto es posible gracias a un pequeño invento con el que el Dr. Cherniak piensa que se puede revolucionar el mundo de la medicina en África. Hablamos de su escáner de ultrasonidos Butterfly iQ .

El dispositivo Butterfly iQ tiene el tamaño de una maquinilla de afeitar eléctrica, tiene su propia batería y contiene microchips para evitar que sufra daños si se cae. Y lo más importante de todo, es compatible con el iPhone.

Butterfly Network, la compañia de Connecticut (Estados Unidos) que fabrica el escáner, lo vende a doctores
In some African villages, technology and computers are practically non-existent. New York Times

Especially if you attach a ultrasound scanner .

In Bushoro, Uganda, Dr. Cherniak uses his iPhone to analyze his patients. Simply connect the device to the iPhone and see the results directly on the smartphone screen.

You may be interested in as and nurses who can afford to buy a device for $2,000.

Together, the iPhone and the Butterfly iQ, help save lives in African villages where the nearest X-ray machine can be hours away by car , and the only CT and MRI scanners are usually in the nation’s capital.

Dr. Cherniak has donated ultrasound scanners to medical charities in 13 third world countries, 7 of them in Africa. They are often used to check for pneumonia, a disease that has killed many children on the continent.

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