Bloom Standard Automated Ultrasound
Bloom Standard Limited
Portable, AI-driven ultrasound for infants and children.
The Bloom Standard Automated Ultrasound is a portable ultrasound designed to screen and diagnose infants and children for cardiac and respiratory conditions without the need for medical experts to manually screen the images. The product integrates AI-driven software that screens the images and provides results and referral guidance. This product is still in the prototyping phase, as of 2020.
This product was selected for inclusion in WHO’s 2021 Compendium of Innovative Health Technologies for Low‐Resource Settings.
Low- and middle-income countries
Goal 3: Good health and well-being
Health care workers in hospitals and clinics in low- and middle-income countries.
Unknown (product still in the prototyping phase)
Patent protected, USTPO Utility Patent Filing: 15/416,634
Once launched, the product will be sold and distributed to health care workers at hospitals and clinics in low- and middle-income countries.
This product is still under development as of 2020.
Continuous, Recharging only, None, Other
B-mode, M-mode, Pulsed Wave, Power Doppler, etc.
OB, cardiac, urology, etc…
The device features a wearable chest plate with a transducer array and sensor housing in the center. Ultrasound images are collected and analyzed by an AI-driven decision-making tool to support a diagnosis.
Image from Bloom Standard.
Provided by the designers
Designers aim to reduce the cost of ultrasound technology by 10x, provide automated diagnostics, and integrate with smartphone devices.
Testing for the machine learning algorithms is underway, as of 2020. Additionally, testing for transducer placement has been completed.
Initial performance testing has been conducted at Prince of Wales Hospital (HK) and Chinese University of Hong Kong echo lab; University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital; Philippines General Hospital and University of Philippines Manila.
Smartphone or tablet
Lab-based testing is ongoing, as of 2020. Field pilot testing is planned for 2021.
Featured finalist in Fast Company World Changing Ideas 2020 Issue
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