The new wearable ultrasound imaging solution will combine the wireless ultrasound scanners from Clarius with Usono’s research software and ProbeFix Dynamic, which enables hands-free, and stable ultrasound imaging while bodies in motion

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ProbeFix-Clarius combination ultrasound imaging solution. (Credit: PRNewswire/Clarius Mobile Health)

Clarius Mobile Health and Usono have teamed up to provide an integrated wireless and wearable ultrasound imaging solution for researchers studying the human anatomy in motion.

Under the partnership, Usono will distribute Clarius’ wireless ultrasound scanners, combined with its research software and its unique probe holders, across the world.

It is the first wireless dynamic ultrasound imaging solution intended for researchers in the fields of sports medicine, rehabilitation, and other related areas.

The new wearable ultrasound solution will combine Clarius HD3 high-definition wireless ultrasound scanner with research software and Usono’s ProbeFix Dynamic.

It enables hands-free, stable, and reproducible ultrasound imaging, during exercise and other activities where motion and continuous scanning is desired.

Also, the two companies will jointly undertake co-marketing activities to promote the combination of their technologies to researchers and clinicians.

Clarius research and development vice president Kris Dickie said: “The combination of our wireless ultrasound scanners for research and Usono’s ingenious approach will enable researchers to capture high-quality ultrasound images in a wide range of environments and activities.”

Usono co-founder and CEO Victor Donker said: “We’ve been collaborating with Clarius for years and have seen their technology get smaller and smaller. The smaller the ultrasound probe gets, the bigger the potential for wearable scanning with ProbeFix.

“With the Clarius HD3 scanners now 30% smaller and lighter, we’re excited to see all the ways researchers will use it to capture images in innovative and previously impossible ways.”

Clarius said that its ultrasound tools for research offers internally collected raw data, gyroscope collection, and customised imaging software for real-time analysis.

Michigan State University department of kinesiology assistant professor Matthew Harkey is an early user of ProbeFix-Clarius combination.

Harkey is using the solution in the Sports Injury Research Laboratory to advance his musculoskeletal research on identifying the risk of arthritis following knee injury.

Matthew Harkey said: “The two products enable me to perform dynamic real-time ultrasound monitoring of structures with greater confidence and precision, providing standardization that ensures we’re getting reproducible images every time.”

“Combining the ProbeFix with the power and resolution of Clarius wireless scanners allows for greater flexibility in what you can scan and where you can scan, leading to improved possibilities for dynamic research in muscle and tendon injuries.”