What is echOpen?

Both a collaborative project and an open community, echOpen aims at making open-source medical imaging technologies. echOpen is led by a multidisciplinary core team of experts and senior professionals in order to build the first low-cost and open-source echo-stethoscope. An echo-stethoscope is an ultrasound imaging probe used for diagnostic orientation in a clinical examination. It is connected to a tablet or a smartphone and will radically transform diagnostic orientation in hospitals, general medicine and medically underserved areas. This initiate is aimed for health professionals working in developped countries as well as developping ones.

The current goal is to design by 17 February 2016, a functional prototype.

How the project kick-started?

echOpen was born as a community project gathering people interested in m-health and e-health devices for the future of medicine.

After bringing together a core team of 4 people with essential expertise for the project, we tested the feasibility (state of the art, applications etc.). We then mobilized other profiles and partners to create an operational community based on 9 specific challenges we identified that cover the entire project. As each participant has various interests and capacities of engagement and expertise, we co-created a project schedule in accordance with these different elements. Using a wiki, which assembles all information (technical, processes, supports, etc.), contributors are able to quickly take on global challenges or specific issues and bring solutions according to a detailed development plan and their availabilities.

Some key partners brought resources such as finance, equipment, working spaces, etc. to support the effort and to reach project goals.

Outcomes (novembre 2015)

  • 1 full wiki with all information (technical, legal, normative, concept, design, etc.) - 9 challenges for a fully inclusive project
  • 1 Kit available to improve each module
  • 130+ people in the community (1/3 health professionals)
  • 450+ participants in events (workshops, hackathons, etc.)
  • 850+ people reached
  • 3500+ hours of skills given to the project
  • Winner of the "trophées de la e-santé 2015"

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