Teratech Corp.’s Terason division landed 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its tablet ultrasound device, the uSmart 3200T, which runs Windows 7 and includes a touch screen.
The Burlington, Mass.-based ultrasound equipment company is pitching the 5-pound tablet as an ideal solution for emergency and critical care, anesthesia and other, more mobile medical uses.
Terason was already approved for a computer-based ultrasound technology; the newly-cleared tablet features an interactive screen and enhanced portability. The ultrasound unit is attached to the back of the tablet and is connected via FireWire.
The uSmart 3200T is cleared for physician use only, and is indicated specifically for fetal, abdominal, small organ, neonatal, cardiac and other pediatric or muscular imaging.