ZetrOZ, a manufacturer of portable ultrasound generator technology, has now introduced a wearable product designed specifically for treating common musculoskeletal conditions in horses.
Regular Springwise readers may recall the MobiUS portable ultrasound imaging device we featured late last year, and recently we spotted a similar new offering with an interesting twist. New York-based ZetrOZ, manufacturer of portable ultrasound generator technology, has now introduced a wearable product designed specifically for treating common musculoskeletal conditions in horses. Ultrasound therapy is widely recognized for its ability to help improve healing in injured tendons, ligaments, muscles and bones. It’s also a commonly used non-invasive therapy for treating inflammation and chronic wounds. The technology has long been used by veterinarians in bi-weekly 20-minute treatments delivered at the clinic, but the new UltrOZ Elite device is the first wearable, long-duration ultrasound system that makes it possible to deliver the therapy without a trained specialist and without having to tether the horse to a large control system. Instead, the horse can receive “all the healing benefits of ultrasound therapy while unattended in the stall,” in the company’s own words. Pricing on the UltrOZ Elite is USD 1,295. UltrOZ has already been used successfully to treat splints, suspensory ligaments and tendons, muscle strains, stiff joints, arthritis and bone fractures, ZetrOZ says. Healthcare entrepreneurs: one to get involved in? Spotted by: Murtaza Patel