Based on recent analysis of the hand-held ultrasound equipment market, Frost & Sullivan recognises Sonoscanner as the recipient of the 2016 European New Product Innovation Award. Sonoscanner’s U-Lite ultrasound device is one of the first premium hand-held HD ultrasound systems to be commercially available in Europe. The device’s host of benefits include pocket-size technology, 10-second boot time, and HD images of internal organs and their vascularization with multi-frequency electronic probes.
U-Lite presents outstanding value to customers through its portability, unrivalled ease of use, and high-quality images as well as rapid acquisition and image reporting. These competitive features and functionalities make the device ideal for focused ob/gyn, vascular, abdomen, anaesthesia, and cardiology ultrasound assessments.
“By improving the quality of care and reducing the need to perform unnecessary examinations, U-Lite makes healthcare delivery more efficient and affordable than before,” said Frost & Sullivan Industry Analyst Srikanth Kompalli. “U-Lite has all the advantages of ultrasound scanners, such as colour Doppler, PW Doppler for blood flow quantification, tissue harmonic imaging for high-definition in obstetric applications, and compound imaging for nerve and tendon tracking.”
Significantly, Sonoscanner makes good on its promise to provide an application for every speciality by offering personalized solutions, unprecedented workflow integration, a standardized protocol, integration of the Sonoscanner ecosystem, and optimization of all system parameters. In short, Sonoscanner’s U-Lite device allows customers to perform a range of focused examinations, anywhere, any time.
Addressing the key challenges in point-of-care ultrasound applications, Sonoscanner delivers specialized transducers designed to operate in tight spaces and provide access to all 3 areas of use: nomad (e.g., emergency and ambulatory medicine), semi-nomad (e.g., doctor’s clinic), and sedentary (e.g., hospital).
Furthermore, U-Lite’s eco-conception makes it the least energy-consuming ultrasound device that can generate high-resolution images. The device’s substantial battery capacity enables physicians to scan for longer durations on a single charge.
“U-Lite is the first compact, portable HD ultrasound device with an advanced diagnostic tool, presenting a top-class customer experience,” noted Kompalli. “Overall, no diagnostic system boasts HD quality images, speed, small footprint, and simplicity on the scale that U-Lite does.”
Each year, Frost & Sullivan bestows this award upon the company that has developed an innovative element in a product by leveraging leading-edge technologies. The award recognizes the value-added features/benefits of the product and the increased return on investment it offers customers, which, in turn, improves customer acquisition and overall market penetration potential.
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Founded in 2003, Sonoscanner (sonoscanner.com) is a Paris-based company and is the result of decades of research and development on ultrasound imaging technology that started at the University of Paris, France. Sonoscanner has presented and commercialised several models of the ultrasound scanner. Challenging the industry, Sonoscanner aims to make a global impact on healthcare improvement by allowing every health practitioner to have its own personal HD ultrasound scanner.
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