What I want to do
Foster open-source ultrasound hardware, like arduino and raspberrypi have done.
What I have
- Been selling hardware since 2017: know-how in terms of design, prototyping, review, production, sales
- Two existing board designs and corresponding python libs (un0rick and lit3rick)!
- Documentation, along with an exhaustive research log
- Existing users - and access to ultrasound research labs, as well as ultrasound startups (~100+ users, including ~20 academic labs, ~15 startups, ~15 SMEs)
- An ecosystem (academics, private, researchers, students, suppliers, …)
- A series of published articles on open-ultrasound (1,2,3)
- A collection of old (mostly) mechanical probes
- Some USB ultrasound probes - working on opening their access
- By-products of the hardware development (usb tools, muxes, high voltage designs, ..)
- Knowledge of the fpga toolchain and its key actors
What I am looking for
- Grow: Have more users, and enlarge the users/contributors community (documentation, hardware, software), diversify the FPGA contributors base
- Learn: Improve users feedback
- Work together: Partners to improve the design and documentation, with ad-hoc technical support (HV!)
- Coconstruct: People developing their own ultrasound research platform
- Suppliers: diversify PCBA and piezo suppliers
- Innovate: Explore more complex (still within open-tool chain) FPGAs, build on single element hardware to start 8-elements arrays
- Share: Improve a library of fpga signal processing tools
Example of a partnership
A derivated work has been developped in the partnership with the National Research Council which cocreated the lit3-32.
Be part of it!
TODO for the website
- Add usb probes
- Add some experiments under “use cases”
- Add a “signal” section
- Add some scan conversion
- Add some examples of signal processing