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Health Topic Maternal mortality
Classification Diagnosis
Scope Commercialized
Location Africa, Asia

Problem being addressed[edit]

Maternal deaths in low-resource settings can oftentimes be prevented if women had access to antenatal care during pregnancy. Ultrasound imaging is especially useful to make accurate diagnosis for first trimester conditions such as ectopic pregnancy or gestational trophoblastic diseases. Many health centers in low-resource settings do not provide imaging equipment to provide screenings leading up to the birth, which ultimately leads to an increase in infant mortality.

Detailed description of the solution[edit]

ClearVue is a group of ultrasound equipment that provide cost effective yet high quality imaging that will allow clinicians to examine pregnant mothers during the term of their pregnancy. The device has a lightweight, modular, and energy efficient design, with low energy needs and easy serviceability.

Designed by[edit]

  • Designed by: Philips Innovation Campus of Royal Philips Electronics
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When and where it was tested/implemented[edit]

Field testing occurred in Ghana and India in 2012.

Funding Source[edit]

Royal Philips Electronics


Peer-reviewed publication[edit]

Other internally generated reports[edit]

Philips commits to strengthen healthcare infrastructure in Ghana; to open West African regional office in Accra. (2012, June 14). Retrieved from

Externally generated reports[edit]

Singh, K. (2012, May 12). Philips launches ClearVue; to launch series of locally developed products electronics]. The Economic Times (Online). Retrieved from

IP and copyright[edit]

Approval by regulatory bodies or standards boards[edit]

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