Trillion-sensor man forms ultrasound startup
Bryzek’s LinkedIn entry states that the company plans to develop a handheld ultrasound imager that "requires no training to produce textbook quality pictures and videos of internal organs at low cost, affordable by world doctors, nurses, medics, ER technicians, veterinarians, and other medical personnel."
Bryzek references the World Health Organization saying that the availability of such an ultrasound imager would be the best instrument to upgrade global healthcare.
Bryzek reckons eXo System has or can develop the enabling elements of such a portable ultrasound camera. These include a piezoelectric micromachined ultrasound transducer (pMUT) that it plans to marry with advances in ultrasound imaging algorithms and "deep learning" processors as well as cloud and ‘fog’ computing.
Bryzek was formerly with Fairchild Semiconductor, where he was vice president of MEMS and sensor solutions, and before that with another startup called Jyve Inc. It was while he was with Fairchild that he formed the Trillion Sensors (Tsensors) initiative on the premise that sensors will become ubiquitous and have the potential to benefit the world in many ways.
The administration and conference organizing work of the Tsensors initiative has recently been moved under the umbrella of the MEMS Industry Group (see MEMS Industry Group absorbs ‘trillion sensors’ initiative).
Bryzek, who received his MSc and PhD degrees from Warsaw Technical University, co-founded several MEMS startups in the 1980s including SenSym, IC Sensors and NovaSensors in the 1980s.
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