Clarius is pleased to announce that in partnership with researchers at the University of Alberta, the company has received funding from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), to collaborate on advancing three-dimensional ultrasound imaging on a handheld ultrasound device.
Using Clarius’ patented wireless ultrasound device, the collaboration will involve the acquisition and analysis of 9DOF inertial measurement unit (IMU) data, collected at rates of over 200Hz. IMU data allows the correlation of direction and motion of a device in 3D space as to register other sensor-based information, such as an ultrasound image. The collaboration hopes to build on other 3D technology widely used in diagnostic ultrasound today by developing a more cost-effective approach to generate registered 3D volumes.
We are extremely excited about this new collaboration with the University of Alberta,” says Kris Dickie, VP of Research & Development at Clarius. “This is an opportunity for us to work with a highly skilled group of researchers who already have many years of experience in generating three-dimensional ultrasound data, with a few focus areas that are highly relevant to the types of advancements Clarius is trying to achieve through our portable yet high-end platform.”
Every Clarius device shipped to date is already equipped with an IMU, making potential 3D feature advancements as simple as downloading a new iOS or Android App.