IBABY Unique Smartphone Home Ultrasound Device
Firstly, we’ll start with a small introduction about an Ultrasound, the common reasons for having an Ultrasound risk associated with an Ultrasound, etc.
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What is an ultrasound?
Ultrasound is a prenatal test that is offered to most pregnant women. It uses sound waves, which help you see a baby’s picture in the womb (uterus). Ultrasound allows your provider to check the health and development of your baby.
Ultrasound can be a particular part of pregnancy; it is the first time you “see” your baby! Depending on when it is done and your baby’s position, you may be able to see his body parts like hands, legs, etc. You might be able to tell if your baby is a boy or a girl, so make sure to tell your provider if you do not want to know!
Most women receive an ultrasound in their second trimester, at 18 to 20 weeks of pregnancy. Some also receive an ultrasound in the first quarter (also called an early ultrasound) before 14 weeks of pregnancy. The number and timing of ultrasounds may be different for women with specific health problems, such as asthma and obesity.
What are the reasons for having an ultrasound?
Your use of an ultrasound provider to do several things, including:
- To confirm that you are pregnant.
- Check the age and growth of your baby. This allows your provider to meet your due date.
- To check your baby’s heart rate, muscle tone, movement, and overall development.
- To check if you are pregnant with twins, triplets, or more (also called multiples).
- Check if your baby is in the head-first position before birth.
- Examine your ovaries and uterus (womb). The ovaries are where eggs are stored in your body.
- Your provider also uses ultrasound for screening and other tests, which means testing to see if some babies are more likely than others to have a health condition; it does not mean knowing for sure if some babies have it. Your provider may use ultrasound.
- After an ultrasound, your provider may want to do more tests, called diagnostic tests, to see if some babies have a congenital disability. Congenital disabilities are the health problems of a baby at birth. Congenital malformations change the form or function of one or more body parts. They can cause problems in health, how the body develops, or the functioning of the body.
- To help other prenatal tests, such as chorionic villus sampling (also called CVS) or amniocentesis (also called amniocentesis). CVS is when placental cells are taken for testing. The placenta is a tissue that provides nutrients for your baby. Amniocentesis is a type of test in which amniotic fluid and cells are taken from your baby’s bag.
- It helps in checking for the complications of pregnancy, including ectopic pregnancy, molar pregnancy, and miscarriage.
Does ultrasound have any risks?
Ultrasound is considered safe for you and your baby when you are finished with your healthcare provider. Because ultrasound uses sound waves instead of radiation, it is safer than X-rays. Providers have used ultrasound for over 30 years, and they didn’t find any risks associated with it.
If your pregnancy is going well or is healthy, an ultrasound is suitable to separate the problems, but it cannot find any issues. It may lack congenital disabilities. Sometimes a routine ultrasound may think that there is a genetic disability when there is not. While follow-up tests ensure that the baby is in sound health, false alarms can cause parents issues.
You may know some places, like shops in a shopping center, that are not managed by doctors or other health professionals who provide “memory” 3-D or 4-D ultrasound images or videos for the parents. People who do not have a medical background can give you the wrong information or even be harmful.
Wouldn’t it be great if you did not have to wait for a doctor’s appointment to see your package waiting for you? An ultrasonic device concept known as iBaby (created by Hwang Jung June and Phillips), can allow you to see your baby from your smartphone. The device connects to your iPhone iBaby ultrasound, and in seconds, you’ll be able to see your unborn baby on your smartphone device. You would also have the ability to share images via wifi with your friends and family (grandparents will love this idea).
Also, you don’t need to worry about not having a present, either, because the information in this ultrasonic device is sent to your doctor about your smartphone. Your doctor can then observe the ultrasound results and provide updates without you having to leave the comfort of your home. The iBaby also serves as a printer; you can print your baby’s development and put the pictures on your refrigerator or album. And once the baby arrives, the iBaby can become your baby monitor.
This ultrasonic 3-in-1 device is one of your most intimate, even more so by keeping you out of the office for a sick doctor’s time, staining utensils used to see the baby, and preventing you from having to travel outside of your home (which of course depends on which quarter you are in). It also amplifies easy access to your baby’s images and puts more emphasis on sharing the happiness that comes from having a baby.
Below are the points for Ibaby
NAME OF DESIGN
An ultrasonic device using iPhone Home
Pregnant women want to know about their baby’s health, the baby’s emotions, the date of the baby’s heart rate, and pregnancy.
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION
iBaby aims to improve the experience of pregnancy, right from your phone. Connected to the iPhone, it can capture an ultrasound image of an unborn baby, staring at the baby’s emotions and hearing the baby’s heartbeat. Moreover, it allows quick sharing with doctors for recording and members of the family and friends’ joy in seconds over wifi or an integrated printer. Besides all this, the device is also used as a baby monitor after the little one goes home! The addition of the iPhone reduces production costs because the brain of this device is the iPhone.
OPERATION / STREAM / INTERACTION
Connected to the iPhone and operated the device. You can hear the baby’s heart while you see your unborn child. After an ultrasound image has been obtained, there are some additional options. 1. You can print photos. 2. You can send images to your family or friends with your iPhone. 3. You can send images to the doctor for medical examinations.
PROJECT DURATION AND PLACE
The project is a school project that began in January 2010.
Accommodation INTO CATEGORY
Medical Devices and Medical Equipment Design
Using SolidWorks to create the 3D CAD model
Features / Specifications
W 165 mm x L 165 mm x H 203 mm
This device pushes the capacity of the iPhone to the next level of medical devices.
Talk to pregnant women and OBGYN doctors. Research existing ultrasonic devices.
IBABY M7 Review
Picture quality and monitor viewing
One of the great things about using your smartphone or tablet as the parent unit for your baby monitor is the excellent screen quality, especially compared to most monitors with companies devoted to mothers, who are not likely to have a quality display “retina” on their smartphones.
The picture quality on the M6S and M7 is presented as 1080p, and the limiting factor is the camera on the child unit. In practice, we found excellent image quality, even in the dark, with our night vision camera, but it was not advertised as such. In our testing, we found the picture quality on the M7 to be better than that on the M6S (side-by-side in-detail screenshots later on). A strange quirk was that the picture quality was worse when the phone was in portrait mode, and it was only by turning the phone to landscape that we saw a picture of really high quality.
The M7 sounds are almost identical to the cheaper ($115 cheaper) M6S. The only visual difference is the presence of a small, bright circle near the top of the screen, which is used to project the stars and moon on the ceiling (see Moonlight Lollipop below). Other differences are in the software or hardware, which proved to have better night vision.
In practice, we find many of these features to be incredibly disappointing. Here is a summary of what makes the difference between the M7 and its cheaper counterpart:
Couches change and feed alerts. iBaby is so focused on air quality that the diaper change alert would be based on the monitor detecting an odor and alerting you that a diaper change may be necessary. For example, you can set the application to alert you every 3 hours or every 20 hours to change a diaper supply. Diaper supply alerts work the same way, and you select them separately as a parent.
Controls & Information
Application of care iBaby packs a lot of controls into the main view of the application. We will quickly walk through what each does and how it works.
- Switch between monitors in your account. iBaby allows you to have multiple monitors in your care through its implementation; for example, having a monitor in every child’s room.
- Access the pictures and videos you’ve taken. Note that you have limited storage capacity, so it is better to export quickly enough if you get it right.
- Status monitor connectivity: Ensure you have an excellent connection from your monitor to your mother-unit smartphone.
- Air Quality Indicator: This indicates the air quality level measured by the monitor. The “moderate” yellow was an unreadable yellow on my phone.
- You are playing music or white noise to your child through your monitor’s speaker. With this feature, you can choose from what seems like hundreds of music tracks, stories, nature sounds, and white noise options, or even register singing or reading and playback.
- Record a video of your child. If your child is doing cute things during sleep (or not), you can use this function to record a video.
- Talk to your child on the monitor. You can try to calm your child by listening to him speak. Be warned; the volume on this would be hard enough.
- Listen to your child on the monitor. Again, note that this is “off” by default and must be enabled to hear your child and use the background audio.
- Take a photo of your child. Again, capture moments with adorable pictures of your child by the monitor.
Overall, the M7 is a reliable monitor, especially for those looking for a wireless monitor that uses a smartphone as a parent unit. And purely from the viewpoint of image quality, it is one of the best monitors.