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.
Market Suggested Retail Price
Distributors / Implementing Organizations
Unknown (product still in the prototyping phase)
Intellectural Property Type
User Provision Model
Once launched, the product will be sold and distributed to health care workers at hospitals and clinics in low- and middle-income countries.
Distributions to Date Status
This product is still under development as of 2020.
Power supply type
USD power connection
Ultrasound gel or gel patches
Indispensable equipment for function (Y/N)
Mobile phone or tablet for display
Maintenance or calibration required by user at time of use? (Y/N)
Abdominal, lung, cardiac
Must connect with mobile phone or tablet
Probe frequency (MHz)
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.
Provided by the designers
Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters
Designers aim to reduce the cost of ultrasound technology by 10x, provide automated diagnostics, and integrate with smartphone devices.
Vetted Performance Status
Testing for the machine learning algorithms is underway, as of 2020. Additionally, testing for transducer placement has been completed.
Complementary Technical Systems
Smartphone or tablet
Academic Research and References
Compliance with regulations
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