EchoNous, a Seattle-based innovator focused on delivering intelligent medical tools, announces the release of its AI Station, which is a new docking system specially designed for emerging nursing tools and lowering costs for hospitals and health systems.

The AI station is an expandable platform, according to the company, that integrates EchoNous’ current intelligent tools, namely the Uscan bladder scanner and recently released EchoNous Vein, as well as devices currently in development. Designed from the ground up, EchoNous reimagined every component of the nursing dock based on first-hand direct input from nurses and biomedical engineers in the creation of this new AI Station, company officials say.


EchoNous AI Docking Station

“Everything, from colors to [the] selection of materials, to the most minute of daily functions were reconsidered from a blank sheet of paper and through a fresh set of eyes,” says Niko Pagoulatos, COO of EchoNous. “Quite importantly, we have integrated a ‘flexible electronic hub’ into the AI Station, aimed at both current and newly emerging AI [artificial intelligence] functionality tasks.”

Key design elements of the AI Station include a narrower lateral design for better maneuvering in tight spaces, a lower base height to fit underneath a hospital bed—enabling the entire cart to be closer to the patient, and probe cords docked in an “inner channel” to prevent snagging and tripping, while also taking into consideration aggressive infection control techniques used in hospitals today.

Featured materials include chemically-resistant anodized aluminum, Tritan plastic, specifically designed for durability and offering a much higher level of chemical resistance than previous generation polymers, and stainless steel, which is widely recognized for its high resistance to chemicals.

For more information, visit EchoNous.