Ultrasound can save a mother and a baby by identifying twins, ecotpic pregnancy, malposition of the baby or fetus, abnormal heartrate and more. MobiSante is attaching an ultrasound probe to a SmartPhone. The device is low-cost and portable but also brings ultrasound to areas without an electic grid. The company's aim is to make the ultrasound technology accessible for non-experts in emerging and low-income countries.
This technology is partly funded by Microsoft Research and is being developed by a privately held company in Washington state. This hand-held, affordable, cloud-based ultrasound system built from a standard smartphone.
See the FastCompany article that mentions [Mobisante] (http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/162/health-industry-smartphones-tablets)