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TECHNOLOGY | 2 Years Ago By Erin Ryan

iBaby: The First Smartphone Home Ultrasound Device

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The joy of pregnancy begins when you receive that + sign on your pregnancy test, or when you get the news from your doctor that your life is about to change. Of course, this is from a female perspective, but men also feel the changes of life creation, which usually come from the expecting mother to be. From that moment on, the happiness that comes from bringing a little life into the world begins its journey. Long before the birth though, the baby obviously goes through many stages of growth. He or she changes from looking like an embryo to looking more human. Our curiosity as pending parents always gets the best of us, and we want to see our baby long before the birth date. This ultrasound device can help with that.

Doctors use ultrasounds to ensure the health of the baby is up to par, and to be sure his or her development is carrying on smoothly. Ultrasounds have made it possible for parents not only to see their baby’s growth, but also to receive reassurance that their baby is doing well. Ultrasounds also make it possible to hear that the baby’s heartbeat is strong.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you no longer had to wait for a doctor’s appointment to see your pending bundle of joy? A concept design ultrasound device, known as iBaby (created by Jung Jun Hwang and Phillips), has the potential of allowing you to see your baby right from your smartphone. The iBaby ultrasound device connects to your iPhone, and within seconds, you would be able to see your unborn baby on your smartphone. You would also have the ability to instantly share the images via Wi-Fi with your friends and family (grandparents will love this idea).

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There is no need to be concerned about not having a doctor present either, since the information from this ultrasound device is sent to your doctor from your smartphone. You doctor can then observe the ultrasound results, and provide you with updates without your having to leave the comfort of your home. The iBaby also doubles as a printer, so you can print your growing baby’s developments and put the images on your fridge or in a scrapbook. And once the baby arrives, the iBaby can become your baby monitor.

This 3-in-1 ultrasound device makes one of your most intimate moments even more so by keeping you out of a sickly doctor’s office, detaching you from the cold utensils used to see the baby, and preventing you from having to travel outside your home (which of course depends on which trimester you are in). It also amplifies easy access to images of your baby and puts the emphasis more on sharing the happiness that comes with having a baby.

See Your Unborn Baby With This Home Ultrasound Device

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Author: Erin Ryan

Erin Ryan is the Director of Social Media for digital marketing company Wikimotive. Erin has a keen understanding of Social Media for businesses and fervently remains up-to-date on best practices that provide results.

13 Comments

Shaik Mohammed Yasin

September 4th, 2013

Hai, i like this product, and i want to buy it. can you please provide more detials?

Thanks

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Andrea Anderson

September 9th, 2013

Were can I buy one please!

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Meghana

October 6th, 2013

This sounds very interesting, is this available in the market as yet? And how much does it cost

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SarahH

January 19th, 2014

This is absolutely ridiculous. Anyone who actually does Ultrasound for a living is laughing their heads off looking at this right now. This is inappropriate for personal use.

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Darra

January 29th, 2014

This device is clearly not meant to replace an ultrasound preformed by medical professionals, since it is fairly safe to say most people don’t know what to look for in an ultrasound. I am not sure what you find to be so inappropriate about parents wanting to see their unborn child on their own time in the comfort of their own home.

Jamie M.

June 13th, 2014

I have to agree with Darra. This was clearly designed for parents to be a little more at ease. Especially first-time moms. Do you know how much money gets wasted due to first-time mom freakouts?! A lot!! It clearly states the images will be sent directly to your doctors office! So in between doc appointments if the doc sees something out of the ordinary they could bring you in sooner! This makes perfect sense and is absolutely appropriate!

Jean

October 30th, 2014

You have to know HOW to take an image(what you are looking at/for) and HOW to interpret it before you simply ” send it to your doctor”. Do you think a GP knows how to”interpret ultrasound images-the answer is NO. A lot of OB/Gyne docs don’t, either. It is a specialty. If you aren’t trained your images will simply be NON DIAGNOSTIC and even the most highly trained person won’t know what the heck you are trying to show them. Your doctor does not want all his/her pregnant patients who simply “freak out” to bombard him/her with useless nondiagnostic ultrasound images. This IS ridiculous!

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David

October 30th, 2014

See my comment below

Cheryl carlyle

October 30th, 2014

This is awfull..you will waste your money . I am a registered technologist and I know that no doctor will accept this. It takes a highly skilled technologist to get decent images. Please don’t buy into the hype.

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david

October 30th, 2014

See my comment below

Kathy Mc

October 30th, 2014

this is nothing but a hoax and a scam. first, wireless transducers? HA! what sonographer wouldn’t love that?? second, no ultrasound gel or medium? Please. I could go on and on. The website references PHILLIPS (spelled incorrectly) but yet the is no link to Philips website to check out this device. http://www.healthcare.philips.com/main/products/ultrasound. This is nothing but an app manufacturer sending people generic images of babies based on the gestational age they enter into the app. Change your date by a few months and your images will change! Still want to waste your money and buy one? At least take it to your doc and have the sonographer compare the image you get to the one they get. And good luck getting your money back!! This makes my blood boil! People really think they are getting pictures of THEIR baby and its someone elses!! This is just SICK!!

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david

October 30th, 2014

See my comment below

david

October 30th, 2014

Please note that no such product exists or has existed on the market. This was a student’s (Jung Jun Hwang)conceptual design project, circa 2011. Jung Jun Hwang may have been an intern with Philips Industrial Design, Singapore at or around that time. This is the only potential connection to Philips.

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