Dr. Jonathan Rothberg was inspired to invent Butterfly iQ, the world's first handheld whole-body ultrasound system, when his daughter was diagnosed with a form of tuberous sclerosis. The main form of treatment for her tumors was through the use of high-frequency ultrasound, and he realized the need for a more accessible and intuitive medical imaging solution. For over 50 years, medical ultrasound technology has not evolved at all, with traditional systems costing upward of $50,000 and requiring three transducers to scan the entire body. Butterfly iQ emits all three types of ultrasonic waves utilizing a single silicon chip, and the Butterfly mobile app provides users with a HIPAA-compliant, collaborative platform to securely share ultrasound scans. By making medical imaging universally accessible and affordable, Butterfly is democratizing healthcare.
Created June 6, 2019