A Ph.D. graduate student at Cornell University has developed a prototype of a very inexpensive, battery-powered therapeutic ultrasound device that is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Biomedical engineering student George K. Lewis is developing therapeutic ultrasound devices that are smaller and more powerful than current systems and can be built for just $100.
The small size and low cost of Lewis’ device could pave the way for the discovery of new and better therapeutic ultrasound applications as well as the potential for consumer use of therapeutic ultrasound.
One of the devices developed at Cornell is described in the November 11th on-line issue of Review of Scientific Instruments.
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