Airtouch boasts a number of potentially useful features that could enable high-volume screening:
- It’s lightweight at 5.5 lb and handheld.
- The high-performance battery charges within two hours and is able to capture up to 300 exposures on a single charge.
- A built-in touchscreen workstation means that users can acquire the image directly onto the device and transmit to picture archiving and communication software (PACS) without another computer.
Aspenstate’s parent company Livermoretech Korea developed the Airtouch. It’s proved beneficial for drive-through screening centers in South Korea, according to David Lee, VP and COO of Aspenstate.
“Our clients have noticed a dramatic increase in capacity and the ability to move patients through quickly and efficiently,” Lee said in a news release. “They find that the device is very simple to use, and the integrated software and portable features allow them to work outside of the limitations of traditional X-ray solutions.”
Airtouch is now launching in the United States.