Summary: Clarius Mobile Health has received U.S. FDA clearance for its OB AI fetal biometric measurement tool, which uses deep learning to provide precise fetal measurements and improve access to ultrasound technology for midwives and nurses.

Key Takeaways:

  • Clarius OB AI uses deep learning models to provide precise fetal biometry measurements, improving prenatal care accessibility in resource-limited areas.
  • The tool is designed to be user-friendly for midwives and nurses, enabling them to perform accurate prenatal assessments and improving maternal and fetal health outcomes.

Clarius Mobile Health announces U.S. FDA clearance for its OB AI fetal biometric measurement tool. This tool automatically measures fetal age, weight, and growth intervals and is available with the Clarius C3 HD3 wireless handheld ultrasound scanner in the U.S. and Canada.

Deep Learning Models

Developed with deep learning models leveraging more than 30,000 de-identified fetal ultrasound images, Clarius OB AI provides consistent and precise measurements enabling new ultrasound users, including midwives and nurses, the ability to perform accurate fetal ultrasound measurements with confidence.

Addressing Access Barriers

Two-thirds of women worldwide lack access to prenatal ultrasound for monitoring wellbeing. Despite its accuracy in monitoring fetal health, the high cost, lack of portability, and extensive training requirements limit its use by midwives and nurses. Integrating AI with affordable and specialized ultrasound technology can help improve maternal and fetal health outcomes.

“OB AI is a testament to Clarius’ commitment to innovation in the handheld ultrasound market,” said Ohad Arazi, Clarius president and CEO. “Our mission is to make high-quality ultrasound technology accessible and user-friendly, and with OB AI we’re pleased to be helping more clinicians provide accurate and efficient prenatal assessments, ultimately improving maternal and fetal health outcomes.”

Integration with Clarius Membership

OB AI is included with Clarius membership. Once activated on the Clarius app while a clinician is scanning the abdomen, OB AI automatically highlights key fetal anatomy and places calipers to calculate measurements, which appear on screen and can be added to a patient’s electronic record from the app. Clarius OB AI is the 8th AI model developed in-house that is available with Clarius ultrasound scanners.