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VSCAN ACCESS / Portable ultrasound system


Discipline: Product


Discipline: Product

It is an innovative ultrasound device designed for primary health workers who work in remote rural settings, including midwives, general practitioners, paramedics and clinical officers to assess pregnancy risks early and help expand the reach of quality care to mothers who need it the most. It is designed for affordability, accessibility and appropriateness. The system is portable, easy to use, rugged, reliable and boasts a simple touchscreen interface with local language support, clinical software tools for midwives, Scan Coach support for guidance and integrated programs with localized training. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-vDCGwpi2Q.

  • ASSESMENT CRITERIA Aesthetics / Design Quality, Innovation / Autonomy, Target Group Fit

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User, Other target groups:: Primary health workers, including midwives, general practitioners, paramedics, and clinical officers

  • TARGET REGIONS Africa, Asia

  • DEVELOPMENT TIME 25 - 36 months


Client / Manufacturer

GE Healthcare Global Design

GE Medical Systems (China) Co., Ltd.
Jiangsu, China

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GE Healthcare Global Design

GE Healthcare
Bangalore, India

Manish Choudhary, Thiyaga Rajan (Desingers), Frigstad Sigmund (Engineering Manager), Mohan Krishna Kommu (Program Manager), Abhay Nihalani (Product Manager)

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