Nintendo Wii-inspired $10 Microchip turns 2D ultrasound machines into 3D imaging devices

Nintendo Wii-inspired $10 Microchip turns 2D ultrasound machines into 3D imaging devices

Researchers from Duke University and Stanford University have used a $10 microchip to make a simple 3D ultrasound imaging device that produces 3D scans similar in quality to CT or MRI scans. The 3D printed device works like a Nintendo Wii controller, by working out its orientation at a given point. 3D ultrasound machines can cost around $250,000, around five times more than their 2D counterparts. But thanks to a $10 microchip—the kind used in a Wii remote—these Duke and Stanford innovators have managed to add 3D capabilities to a 2D system at a sliver of the cost usually […]

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