Researcher: Mary Steen
University of South Australia
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Developing medical devices that improve care
Signostics is an R&D company manufacturing point-of-care ultrasound devices in Australia — ultrasound at the patient’s bed or during a consultation within hospitals, remote communities and the home care sector. This is a growing market aimed at improving patient care and reducing spending.
Signostics has developed a new device, the UscanTM Scanner, to effectively measure the post-void residual volume of the bladder.
The aim of this project, in collaboration with the University of South Australia, is to assess the usability, reliability and accuracy of the newly developed UscanTM Scanner in performing bladder scans on bladders of pregnant women and new mothers. Demonstration of the UscanTM Scanner will open a new market opportunity for the developed technology in a market with global potential.