EchoNous announced today that it has formed an alliance with Samsung to run its ultrasound products on Galaxy mobile tablets.
EchoNous, headquartered in Redmond, Washington, developed the Kosmos Portable Artificial Intelligence (AI)-guided point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) tool. Under the new partnership, Kosmos now runs on off-the-shelf Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Pro tablets (models 12.0 and higher).
According to the press release, the new compatibility will lower the overall price point of the Kosmos platform, which EchoNous said already costs “tens of thousands of dollars less” than its competing cart-based model. The company says the speed, power and battery life of Samsung’s Active Pro tablets help enable compatibility.
“Even for the world’s largest medical provider, every dollar saved can be used to save another life, and the alliance with Samsung enables our platform to run on more affordable, off-the-shelf tablets,” EchoNous CEO Kevin Goodwin said. “Doctors can now use a tablet that they may already be familiar with, and because of its inherent capabilities, it still runs our platform flawlessly.”
Before its alliance with Samsung, Kosmos could only be used with EchoNous’ custom-designed Kosmos Bridge monitors, which were designed for medical use with minimal surface area and system buttons protected by sealed silicone rubber.
The Kosmos Bridge will remain on the market, but EchoNous says compatibility with Samsung’s Galaxy Tab Active Pro models gives doctors and hospital buyers more options.
EchoNous says Kosmos is the only handheld, ultra-mobile tool that provides diagnostic-grade imaging with continuous-wave Doppler capabilities. Its AI-driven system automatically assesses cardiac systolic function at the bedside, providing diagnostic-quality scans while meeting HIPAA requirements for data collection, storage, and transmission.
“Our overarching goal is to popularize the use of ultrasound in point-of-care medicine. When we can leverage existing technology for this purpose, we make these tools more accessible,” added Goodwin. “Samsung’s customers — even if they’re not medical professionals or never need an ultrasound — feel good knowing that the devices they rely on for work and play can help diagnose patients and save lives around the world.”