Professors Pedersen and Duckworth Recieve TATRC Innovation Award

Professors Pedersen (left) and Duckworth (right).

The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command's Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC), has granted an Innovation award of nearly $160,000 to Peder C. Pedersen and R. James Duckworth for their research proposal entitled, "Expansion and Clinical Testing of Reconfigurable Ultrasound Imaging System."

This work will seek to expand the capabilities of the mobile ultrasound system, so that it can operate in a variety of clinical environments (emergency transport, disaster and rescue, rural health), followed by an evaluation of the ultrasound system in these specific environments. An important part of the work is the development of the ability to stream ultrasound video in real time, using H.264 compression and appropriate congestion control. The work will involve incorporation of optional device components, such as examination camera and pulse-oximetry.

September 16, 2008