Removing barriers for new users and uses of Ultrasound

by Invited Speaker Dr. Hans Huiberts, Fellow Ultrasound for new Users and Uses, Philips

POCUS brings much wider access to ultrasound imaging technology, placing ultrasound in the hands of emergency physicians at the ER, intensivists at ICU, and beyond. With its ever-expanding application areas, ranging from acute trauma to hemodynamic monitoring, and increasingly widespread use, ultrasound imaging is becoming a critical component in physicians’ training.

Crucially, POCUS moves the generation and interpretation of imaging away from highly specialized sonographers and radiologists. As such, reaching the full potential of POCUS relies on innovations that support physicians by automation and boost plunkability of these devices. This talk will provide an overview of the opportunities for workflow enhancement and automation, and the innovations that drive democratization of high-performant ultrasound imaging.


What drives you?

Making this world a little bit better.

Why should the delegate attend your presentation?

To combine perspectives on POCUS to progress faster.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?

Technologies that have the ability to empower people to become faster and better.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?

Improve patient well being, care provider satisfaction and make healthcare more affordable at the same time.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?

Fear of change.

“Special Quote”

  1. Don’t be misled by the modest appearance of the POCUS disruption, it has the power to improve care for millions of people every day.
  2. Imagine imaging at your fingertips in and outside the hospital, that is POCUS.

Dr. Hans Huiberts is Fellow Ultrasound for new Users and Uses at Philips

PhD Solid State Physics VU Amsterdam
Started to work for Philips in 1998
Department head since 2006: 1. Computer Vision and Machine learning, (2006-2009) 2. Digital innovation and Oral Healthcare (UK Cambridge) (2009-2012) 3. MicroSystems and Devices (eg new MEMS-based Ultrasound technologies). Fellow since Feb 1st 2021.

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