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