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Affordable Ultrasounds By: Dino De Salvio. How it Works  A form of echolocation (sound refraction)  Sound waves ranging from 1-5 Gigahertz  SI unit.

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1 Affordable Ultrasounds By: Dino De Salvio

2 How it Works  A form of echolocation (sound refraction)  Sound waves ranging from 1-5 Gigahertz  SI unit of frequency  Too high pitched for humans to hear  Probe detects the refracted waves  CPU turns the data into an image

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4 The Problem  Ultrasound machines are very expensive  Some over $100,000  Only available to hospitals that can afford them

5 The Solution  Newcastle University  Inexpensive ultrasound  Use on any computer  Through USB port  Cut down manufacturing costs of different components  Transducer  Display Prices of Different Ultrasound Machines MODEL PRICE Voluson E8 Expert BT06 Ultrasound Machine $115,000 GE Voluson 730 Expert 4D Ultrasound Machine $75,000 Philips Envisor C Ultrasound Machine $27,000 ATL HDI 5000 ULTRASOUND MACHINE $20,000 Newcastle’s Low-cost Ultrasound $70

6 Similar Quality High-end Machine Low cost Machine

7 High-end MachineLow cost Machine

8 Conclusion  Lets families create their own images from home  Affordable for third-world or poor countries  “Around 250,000 women die each year from complications in pregnancy and childbirth, 99% of them in developing countries, according to the United Nations.” “Around 250,000 women die each year from complications in pregnancy and childbirth, 99% of them in developing countries, according to the United Nations.”  Affordable ultrasound will reduce this number

9 Works Sited Danielle. "Being Pregnant." Babble. N.p., 16 Mar Web. 13 Nov Gammon, Katharine. "A Cheap Ultrasound Turns Out Pictures Of Tiny Babies For A Tiny Cost." Co.Exist. Co.Exist, n.d. Web. 12 Nov "Low Cost Ultrasound Device." Technology Transfer & Licensing. Newcastle University, 8 Nov Web. 12 Nov


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