So you’re expecting and another bundle of joy is coming over. But then, you’re still not so sure as to name the little one John or Jane. Sure, you would like to rush to the hospital to have an official ultrasound process administer by a professional who is paid for doing something that you, or your husband can easily do. But what if you are far from the hospital and you can’t get there easily for the meantime? What if you’re aunt abroad is dying to know what gift to give or you are itching to buy a wonderful set of clothes on sale at the mall but you’re still waiting for the results?
What if we tell you there is an Do-It-Yourself USB Ultrasound to solve all these woes, and more at a price you can easily reach and a process you an easily do? Sounds too good to be true? I bet it is. If you’ve got an empty USB port just waiting to be used up and you’re an expectant mother, we have some news for you.
The Direct Medical Systems has lately announced the release of it ‘Ppups’ system. This system is an ultrasound probe that you can conveniently use as it can functions via USB connection and can relay your results easily to your desktop or laptop PC.
The device that goes by the name Ppups is forecasted to be sold at a retail price of about $3,700 once it will be released later this year. It weighs just around 3.7-oz. and when connected to your PC it allows you to easily interpret the results. The device comes with its software which automatically interprets and displays your ultrasound image. As a matter of fact, it is even way better than the usual ultrasound in your neighboring hospitals. This device even goes as far as to improve the picture quality of your ultrasound by eliminating the analog noise which comes along as a by-product occurrence when the image has to travel through the USB cable.
If you want to go into the details of how this device functions, here comes the technical boring part. The Do-It-Yourself USB Ultrasound plug can play ultrasound probe and is a complete ultrasound imaging system that is built into your small USB-compatible probe. The probe then functions through a B-mode imaging system. The probe can be operated and interpreted by its compatible software that comes along with the kit. This software aids the device after plugging the USB cable into the USB port (2.0). The Do-It-Yourself USB Ultrasound probe captures your most-awaited images and sends them to the PC for them to be processed. The Ppups is compatible in 3.5, 5.0, 7.5 and 12MHz for these are also the most common ultrasound applications.
The Do-It-Yourself USB Ultrasound is very useful, not only foe very personal reasons but also on a macro level. As Mark Falkowski, the President & CEO of Direct Medical Systems states: “Once FDA approval comes in the fourth quarter of this year the possibility for uses of the Ppups are endless, third world countries, ambulances, military, OBGYN, urology, dermatology, you name it. this ultrasound can go anywhere and for a price anyone can afford.”
Come to think of it, even if indeed you might buy this device for personal reasons, who knows if you might also make a small business out of it. Although do take heed before you do this, it might be wiser for you to update first your local laws. In using the Do-It-Yourself USB Ultrasound, you don’t need additional requirements for the system other than loading the required software and plugging as well the USB cable into your USB (2.0) port.