Smartphone medical add-ons are one of the biggest trends in the industry, and a new product from Philips called Lumify integrates a portable ultrasound to offer more flexibility to health professionals whether in the field or at a hospital.
Lumify was launched November 19, and was formally unveiled soon after at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference in Chicago.
The product is Philips’ first smart ultrasound device and is currently available only in the United States to licensed healthcare providers, said Randy Hamlin, vice president and segment leader of Ultra Mobile, Philips.
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“What is different about Lumify is we have miniaturized all the electronics of an entire ultrasound system and put them inside the handle of the transducer. So that is really a novel technology that we created here at Philips,” Hamlin said in an interview.