The ability to provide healthcare in remote locations is being supported with products like the Philips 'Lumify' that offers ultrasound imaging with just the use of a simple peripheral and a smartphone to work.
Although ultrasound imaging is traditionally associated with pregnancy, the technology can also be used to help identify issues within the body when trauma has been sustained.
The Philips 'Lumify' connects to smartphones and uses the accompanying app to offer imaging without requiring expensive or clunky equipment (or a healthcare professional). As consumers look for new ways to create autonomy when it comes to personal healthcare, products like the Philips 'Lumify' are enabling users to monitor their own health rather than relying on often strained healthcare facilities for simple procedures.
The Philips 'Lumify' Provides Ultrasound Imaging Using a Smartphone
Michael Hemsworth — December 18, 2015 — Tech
References: philips & mobihealthnews