At PocketSonics, we're changing the way you think about ultrasound. Our unconventional engineering approach challenges the limitations of traditional ultrasound technology and has brought forth innovations that deliver tremendous benefits: dramatic cost reduction, extreme portability, single hand usage, and intuitive image formation.
Our flagship product, the Sonic Window™ is an ultra-portable, pocket sized imaging device, with an integrated transducer array and display, that uses innovative beamforming technology to render intuitive C-Mode images, acting as a "Window Through the Skin". The Sonic Window™ will provide both experienced and novice ultrasound users with simple image guidance for challenging vascular access in children, obese, elderly, and other populations. This means the first caregiver can begin the procedure at the patient Point of Care. Ancillary uses are numerous, including foreign body detection, initial injury assessment, and more. The technological advances will allow the Sonic Window™ to be sold for significantly less than the bulky, tethered portable imaging systems currently available today. The device will follow the relatively expedient and low cost FDA 510(k) premarket notification regulatory route.
According to a 2007 report by Klein Biomedical Consultants, the Hand Carried Ultrasound (HCU) product segment is the fastest-growing segment within the global ultrasound market, and generated 2007 global sales of $565M. The HCU segment is expected to exhibit a compound annual growth rate of 22% to reach $1.2 Billion by 2012. Early market studies on the Sonic Window™ concept have been overwhelming positive, specifically due to the device's ease of use, dramatically low cost, extreme portability, adaptability to other non-needle-guidance applications, and existing CPT code reimbursement opportunity.