The EchoNous (ek-koh-nohs) story begins in Redmond, Washington, with its founding in 2016 by point-of-care ultrasound pioneer Kevin Goodwin and Dr. Niko Pagoulatos, a recognized innovator in cutting-edge ultrasound and biotechnology.
The name EchoNous not only honors Dr. Pagoulatos' Greek heritage, which translates into English as intelligent sound - with "echo" meaning sound and "nous" meaning intelligence - but it also embodies the team's vision to complement the emerging field of artificial intelligence (AI) with the extreme miniaturization of ultrasound to help solve everyday healthcare problems.
When healthcare professionals have the smart tools they need to do their jobs, great things become possible.
Uscan: The Beginnings
To bring this vision to life, EchoNous began developing a smart device that could more accurately scan a bladder and measure its volume. Today, more than 25% of health systems in the United States have switched to Uscan*.
Designed with passion
This fundamental belief continues to guide EchoNous' growing team of boundary-pushing innovators from diverse backgrounds including healthcare, artificial intelligence, industrial design, manufacturing, and software development.From holding a probe to maneuvering a tool station through hospital hallways, our team takes a passionate, humanistic approach to medical technology that considers every patient and caregiver in product design. This ethos ensures that our accessible, AI-driven imaging devices excel in their functions and empower caregivers and physicians to succeed.
We are proud and excited to create a vibrant and evolving ecosystem of thoughtful tools for the most pressing needs of healthcare and its patients.