Using unique carbon nanotube technology, hospital grade X-ray imaging now available for field hospitals and humanitarian missions
Adelaide company Micro-X (ASX: MX1) has won the Land Forces 2021 National Innovation Award for inventing and manufacturing Rover, a lightweight go-anywhere X-ray machine ruggedised and optimised for high intensity use in field hospitals and remote locations.
Military doctors aim to provide combat soldiers who go in harm’s way with no less a standard of medical care than they can expect at home. However, conventional, hospital-grade mobile x-ray machines are heavy (typically 400 to 600kg), power hungry and very hard to move around on uneven surfaces.
So, prior to the Rover’s development, only small-animal veterinary x-rays units were light enough to be deployed by military forces.[continue reading…]