Novosound locks down patent for wearable ultrasound imaging platform

Scottish sensor know-how startup Novosound secured a patent for its ultrasound instrumentation system, the Slanj digital platform, which is focused on the medical and wearables gadget market. 

Novosound produces a wearable, Wi-Fi-enabled ultrasound gadget that makes use of gel-free, high-resolution sensors to resolve points related to conventional ultrasound know-how. 

The patent offers Novosound unique rights to promote its wi-fi, wearable know-how platform in the US and the UK. 

I’m actually proud that Novosound has obtained the primary patent for a wearable ultrasound system. This permits us to combine and license the know-how with smartwatch companions, trying deeper into the physique and enhancing the measurements their optical and electrical sensors present, opening up the holy grail of 24/7 blood stress monitoring on the wrist,” Dave Hughes, CEO and cofounder of Novosound, stated in a press release. 


The corporate was based in 2018 because the College of the West of Scotland’s first spinoff. 

In 2018, Novosound launched with £1.5 million ($1.9 million) in a personal fairness seed funding. 

Novosound obtained £3.3 million ($4.1 million) in an funding spherical in 2019, led by Foresight Williams Expertise EIS Fund, together with further funding from Foresight Scottish Progress Fund and £1.5 million ($1.9 million) from Par Fairness, Kelvin Capital, Gabriel Investments and the Scottish Funding Financial institution. 

The patent for the Slanj digital platform is the twenty first awarded to the corporate since 2018 and is the third patent since 2020 instantly associated to the corporate’s wearable ultrasound know-how. 

In 2020, the British Patent Workplace awarded Novosound a patent for ultrasound array transducer manufacturing. One yr later, the corporate was awarded one other patent for its thin-film ultrasound manufacturing method. 

In 2022, Novosound signed a industrial partnership with diagnostics and digital well being firm PAVmed Inc. The aim of the partnership was to develop know-how to deal with points with intravascular imaging. 

The corporate employed former Intel govt David Jolliffe in 2023 and promoted its cofounder David Hughes from chief know-how officer to CEO.

Different firms within the ultrasound market embrace British Columbia-based handheld ultrasound firm Clarius Cellular Well being and U.S. firm Butterfly Community, maker of a handheld, smartphone-connected ultrasound system.


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