Design and Simulation of a Low-Cost Biomedical Ultrasound Transducer in Low- and Middle Income Countries

Terry Inbal Bugai Berman, Suvendi Rimer, Khmaies Ouahada

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Technological advances in the medical field have saved thousands of lives, however many more individuals are still in need of assistance, specifically those in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC) with limited access to medical equipment. Biomedical equipment such as medical ultrasound is very expensive in LMIC. It is imperative that the biomedical engineering skills to design and manufacture low-cost ultrasound medical equipment in LMIC are established to reduce the cost of purchasing and maintaining the equipment. This paper develops an appropriate design of a low-cost ultrasound transducer probe and the required knowledge to apply the design methodology and values as simulation parameters on a Simulation Program with Integrated Circuit Emphasis (LTSPICE) and investigates the feasibility of manufacturing this probe in a developing country such as South Africa.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 16th IEEE AFRICON, AFRICON 2023
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9798350336214
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event16th IEEE AFRICON, AFRICON 2023 - Nairobi, Kenya
Duration: 20 Sept 202322 Sept 2023

Publication series

NameIEEE AFRICON Conference
ISSN (Print)2153-0025
ISSN (Electronic)2153-0033


Conference16th IEEE AFRICON, AFRICON 2023


  • piezoelectric element
  • probe
  • transducer
  • ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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