The CSIC has developed a device to apply physiotherapeutic ultrasound. The device allows controlled and programmable focusing. Industrial partners from the field of physiotherapy are being sought to collaborate through a patent license agreement.
Ultrasonic Device. The invention relates to a device and method of applying ultrasound in physiotherapy with controlled and programmable focus, which uses a multiple piezoelectric transducer that works with intensities and frequencies in the range of clinical ultrasonic physiotherapy.
The present invention allows to improve the efficiency in the application of ultrasound in physiotherapeutic applications. The device allows the soundproofing to be precisely guided to a predetermined point. In addition, it allows automated control of transducer positioning and guidance of a focal point, after being manually placed in contact with the skin of a subject.
The device comprises: a multiple piezoelectric transducer, a positioning module, an actuation module, a processing module, a communication module, and a housing.
Device for applying ultrasound
Main innovations and advantages
The device comprises a multiple piezoelectric transducer, which allows a plurality of emitters intended to emit ultrasound, so that it allows a punctual insonification or a programmable focus scan · The transducer preferably works with intensities and frequencies within the range of clinical ultrasonic physiotherapy.