Sonosite MicroMaxx

Disclaimer: I’m related to a chief executive for Sonosite and having seen Sonosite grow from a handheld division of another corporation to what it is now. All opinions are my own.
Sonosite has just released their MicroMaxx, a lightweight, portable ultrasound device that is supposed to transition between the handheld devices that they currently carry and current cart-based systems that are bulky, but have all the greatest features. Among the features are: 12 second bootup, optimized power design, and the ability to edge detect and measure arterial walls for analysis on cardiovascular risk.
I have personally seen Sonosite grow up from a spinoff from Advanced Technology Laboratories’s handheld division to what it is now. The ideas are very sound and their minaturization of medical instruments can only spell out the advancements in future technologies. Just as laptops are soon to outgrow desktops, medical instruments such as these will provide a portable solution for a fast paced biotechnology era.
I hope to continue to see great technology arise from this corporation.
Via Engadget


Personal note: Way to go dad! Perhaps you didn’t have a hand in this project, perhaps you did. But I’d like to recognize the fact that without your breakthroughs in handheld ultrasound, none of this would probably be possible. Cheers.

  • Sue

    Way to go, Daddy Hwang! I think the creative gene (and a bunch of other good ones) was passed from father to son. Ben installed GIMP for me tonight on my main production machine (and I don’t let just anyone touch that computer!) and saved me $1K in upgrading Photoshop. He even bought my soup at the meeting tonight. He’s a treasure – congrats on raising a “good boy.”

  • Sue

    Way to go, Daddy Hwang! I think the creative gene (and a bunch of other good ones) was passed from father to son. Ben installed GIMP for me tonight on my main production machine (and I don’t let just anyone touch that computer!) and saved me $1K in upgrading Photoshop. He even bought my soup at the meeting tonight. He’s a treasure – congrats on raising a “good boy.”