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BLISSFUL GLO AT-HOME VIDEO VIEWING/RECORDING APPARATUS 2024 - USER MANUAL

For Personal Use Only - NOT FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS

Blissful Glo At-Home Pregnancy Ultrasound

Thank you for making BLISSFUL GLO AT-HOME a part of your family.

From the very beginning, Blissful Glo has tried to stay true to a positive and enhanced pregnancy experience through its Peeka-Boo! 2D/3D ultrasound service and eco-friendly natural body cream.

DISCLAIMER

By using Blissful Glo At-Home Viewing Apparatus, you hereby signify that you have read this disclaimer and warning carefully and that you understand and agree to abide by the terms and conditions herein. You agree that you are solely responsible for your own conduct while using Blissful Glo At-Home Viewing/Recording Apparatus, and for any consequences thereof. You agree to use Blissful Glo At-Home Viewing/Recording Apparatus only for purposes that are proper and in accordance with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations, and all terms, precautions, practices, policies and guidelines Blissful Glo has made and may make available. Blissful Glo accepts no liability for damage, injury or any legal responsibility incurred directly or indirectly from the use of Blissful Glo At-Home Viewing/Recording Apparatus. The User shall observe safe and lawful practices including, but not limited to, those set forth in this document.

This document and all other collateral documents are subject to change at the sole discretion of Blissful Glo. For up-to-date product information, visit www.blissfulglo.com.

CONTENTS

 

Before You Begin

Biological Effect

Miscarriage Statistics

When to contact a doctor

Instructions

   General Safety

   Maintenance

   Handling & Storage

What’s In The Box

   Standard Packaging

Product Overview

   Tablet/Monitor Diagram

   Transducer Specifications

Operation

   Scanned Image Area Screen

   Tips

Appendix

   FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

   Technical Support

Before You Begin

 

The information contained herein is subject to change without notice.

  • The user manual contains instructions and notes on the operation and use of this apparatus.

  • Blissful Glo recommends that you use genuine accessories from Blissful Glo.

  • Blissful Glo shall not be responsible for any damage or expense that might result from the use of parts other than genuine parts from the Blissful Glo.

  • For your safety and benefit, please read carefully before using and keep it handy for future reference.

  • No Medical Advice. Blissful Glo Video Viewing & Recording Apparatus is for viewing and recording purposes ONLY.  It should not replace routine medical diagnostic ultrasound nor checkups and advice from the prenatal physician or midwife. No medical diagnosis will be made in any way and the User will not hold Blissful Glo Inc. and its employees liable for any information that the User might interpret as a medical diagnosis.

  • Blissful Glo Inc. does not guarantee that the User will be able to obtain the perfect image of his/hers baby. Some of the reasons why the User cannot achieve the perfect image of his/her baby are: the transducer is too far from the face/the placenta is in the way/obstructions are not showing in the image/the sound is absorbed by the amount of body tissue and image quality degrades.

  • The User is solely responsible for determining fitness for any particular use of Blissful Glo At-Home Video Viewing/Recording Apparatus; requesting and reviewing the applicable Safety Data Sheet; and compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

Biological Effect

 

Recently, with the rapid development of ultrasonic technology, people are more and more concerned about the biological effects and potential risks which may result by the application of ultrasound waves to human tissue and fetus. So far, it is generally believed that applying ultrasound waves to human tissue is safe.

According to leading medical government entities and various private organizations in Canada, USA or Europe, there’s no evidence that ultrasounds harm a developing fetus and that scientists aren’t sure if non-medical long-term ultrasound exposure is potentially dangerous. In spite of that, we cannot arbitrarily believe that all of the ultrasound is absolutely safe. Some researchers have confirmed that high-intensity ultrasound is detrimental to human tissue.

 

Miscarriage Statistics

 

Miscarriage rates by week vary between people. However, the chance of experiencing a miscarriage or a pregnancy loss drops as the pregnancy progresses. The risk figures for pregnancy loss are just averages, so each person’s chance may be higher or lower depending on a range of factors. Between weeks 14 and 20, the chance of experiencing a miscarriage is less than 1%.

A 2012 study looked at the overall chance of pregnancy loss during the first and second trimesters and found it to be between 11–22% in weeks 5 through 20. Other research puts the percentage at around 10–15%.

 

When to contact a doctor

 

A person should speak with a doctor about any bleeding they experience during pregnancy. If the bleeding is heavy or painful, it is best to go to the emergency room. Some other symptoms to monitor for include: cramps, a reduction in pregnancy symptoms, not feeling the fetus move after regularly experiencing movement.

Instructions

 

Blissful Glo At-Home products and services are developed to be safe and reliable. Please read this guide for important safety information about your apparatus. The guide is intended to help you be more comfortable while using this apparatus. Failure to follow these guidelines for proper set up, use, and care for your apparatus may cause damage to this apparatus and injury to yourself and others.

General Safety

  • Always operate or store the apparatus in accordance with specified temperature range.

  • DO NOT expose the apparatus to fire, liquids, sweat, dirt or other contaminants, as they may cause the apparatus to explode or leak flammable liquid or gas.

  • DO NOT place the apparatus on an unstable or tilted surface.

  • Keep away from children and pets.

  • DO NOT modify, attempt to insert foreign objects into the apparatus, or immerse or expose it to water or other liquids. Batteries may explode if damaged.

  • DO NOT attempt to replace the internal rechargeable lithium ion battery. Attempting to do so can cause a harmful explosion or battery fluid leakage.

  • DO NOT ignore those warning signs on components or products made by manufacturers.

  • DO NOT dismantle, cut, crush, puncture, or otherwise damage the apparatus in any way.

  • DO NOT insert foreign objects into ports or other openings.

  • NEVER use a damaged component. Improper use or misuse of damaged unit may cause damage to your apparatus or injury to yourself as a result of fluid leakage, fire, overheating, or explosion.

  • Use approved apparatus and accessories ONLY. Improper use or use of unapproved or incompatible unit or components may result in a risk of fire, explosion, or other hazards, and may invalidate any approval or warranty.

  • Turn off the apparatus IMMEDIATELY in case of malfunction.

  • Use dry powder fire extinguisher in case of fire.

  • DO NOT attempt to modify, replace the internal battery or any other component of the apparatus by anyone other than Blissful Glo personnel. If necessary, take it to Blissful Glo service center as incorrect reassembly may result in a risk of fire or electric shock.

  • The apparatus may less likely to interfere with the pacemaker. However, since the apparatus will produce a high frequency electrical signal, the operator should be aware of the risks associated with this interference.

  • Normal ultrasonic use does not present a risk of burns, even when the surface temperature of the transducer exceeds the body temperature of a user due to the different environmental temperature and inspection mode.

  • DO NOT keep the transducer on the same body area for a long time to avoid being burned. Apply the transducer only for a period of time required for the purpose of viewing or recording of your baby. Recommended maximum 15 minutes per 24 hours or maximum 60 minutes per 30 days.

  • If transducer is dropped or collided with other hard objects, DO NOT use it until the leakage test has verified that the electrical safety is not impaired.

  • Never immerse the transducer into liquids such as water or disinfectant to clean because it is not waterproof. Immersion may cause electric shock or malfunction.

  • Use the transducer with caution, damage to the transducer may increase the risk of electric shock. Check frequently whether there are cracks or openings in the shell, holes inside or around the sound lens, or other damage to resulting in water flow into transducer.

  • If contact surface of the transducer is scratched, immediately stop using it and contact Blissful Glo office. If a scratched transducer is being used, there is a risk of electric shock.

  • DO NOT disinfect the transducer with steam, heat, or liquid sterilization, which can cause permanent damage to the transducer.

  • DO NOT connect or disconnect the active transducer during real-time viewing.

  • Portable and mobile radio communication equipment should not be closer to any part of the Blissful Glo At-Home Apparatus including cable than recommended isolation distance.

 

Maintenance

  • When not using the apparatus for extended periods of time, power off the apparatus.

  • Clean the apparatus with a dry cloth gently and carefully.

  • After each use, the transducer should be cleaned, and carried out disinfection or sterilization if necessary. Repeated disinfection will reduce the transducer safety function.

  • Before cleaning the transducer, remove the transducer from the tablet to prevent electric shock.

 

Handling and Storage

  • DO NOT stack anything on top of the apparatus either in storage or in use.

  • Recommended storage temperature: 14-113F/-10-45C.

Instructions

What’s In The Box

 

Standard Packaging

Blissful Glo At-Home Pregnancy Ultrasound
Whats in the Box

Product Overview

 

Tablet/Monitor Diagram

Blissful Glo At-Home Pregnancy Ultrasound

Transducer Specifications

  • Dimensions and Weight:

Width: < 135mm, Depth < 80mm, Height <30mm, Weight: < 150g

  • Operating Environment:

Ambient temperature: 10-30 Cel, Relative humidity: <80%, Atmospheric pressure: 700 hPa-1060 hPa

  • Storage & Transportation:

Ambient temperature: -20-55 deg, Relative humidity: <95%, Atmospheric pressure: 700 hPa-1060 hPa

  • Type: Convex array

  • Technical Parameter:

Power consumption: 1W, Imaging Mode: B-Mode, Frequency: Convex (3-5Mhz), Transducer element: 128, Grey scale: 256, Dynamic range: > 120dB, Maximum frame rate: 20 FPS (transducer dependent), Cine review: 200 frames, System scanning depth: < 240mm, Image save: JPG, Port: micro USB 3.0/2.0

Product Overview

Operation

​1. Press and hold the Power Button for 1 sec to turn on the Tablet/Monitor.

2. Swipe from the bottom of the screen upward.

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3. Plug the Transducer in Transducer Port/USB-C Flash Drive and wait 2-3 sec. Tap on the PUIS icon if PUIS scanned image area doesn’t appear after 5 sec.

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4. Swipe from the bottom of the screen upward to close the Scanned Image Area Screen and unplug the Transducer from Transducer Port/USB-C Flash Drive Port when you finish your viewing session. Turn off the Tablet/Monitor.

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Scanned Image Area Screen

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  1. Freeze Image Button

  2. Picture and Video Preservation Button

  3. Image Adjustment Button

  4. TGC Button

Freeze Image Button: Tap to change the status of image area, yellow – image is frozen/stopped, grey – image is live.

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Picture and Video Preservation Button: Tap to save picture or tap/hold for 2 sec to save up to 15 sec video. Pictures and videos are saved in Gallery. Use USB-C Flash Drive to transfer your images and videos to your mobile device.

Image Adjustment Button: Tap and select a parameter in the menu. The background of the parameter selected will turn yellow. Slide the controller up or down to change the value of the parameter.

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  • Depth - describes how far into the body you can look with your apparatus. It is measured in centimeters and starts at the surface of the transducer, which is usually resting on your skin.

  • Gn – gain is the amplification of the ultrasound signals your transducer records. Each echo gets turned into a lighter or darker pixel on your apparatus' screen and gain dictates how much each echo is amplified.

  • DR – dynamic range refers to the range in amplitude (strength) between the strongest and weakest echoes detected by the transducer.

  • SRI - speckle reduction imaging improves the image quality of scanning by reducing the reverberation artifacts.

  • Frequency – frequency is determined by the number of oscillations per second of the vibrating source. Adjusting the frequency allows you to improve the image resolution at the level of the object being viewed.

  • Focus Area - focus should lie at or just below the structure you want to watch, and is marked by a small triangle at the edge of the image, right next to the depth scale.

TGC Button: time gain compensation is an additional feature that reduces impact of wave attenuation by tissues through increased intensity of the received signal in proportion to the depth.

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Tap and adjust the TGC in the popup window - six sliding buttons that correspond to 6 subareas of the scanned image from top to bottom. The sliding adjustment button will change the image brightness of the corresponding area of the button.

Operation

TIPS

 

What is a "good" ultrasound image? - Good image quality is relative to the capabilities of the machine and is fairly subjective. Two people looking at the same image will frequently have a different perspective on their interpretation on what is “good.” Experienced users are used to the image quality they see and often want these imaging capabilities to be similar to their old machines. New ultrasound users want images that fit their brain’s perspective of what they perceive the anatomy is supposed to look like. Yours and others' opinions may change over the course of you mastering the Blissful Glo apparatus, but in the end it's up to you to decide.

Gn - The gain adjusts the overall brightness of the ultrasound image and will most likely be your go-to for imaging control. It will soon become second nature adjusting it.

TGC - Your apparatus has 6 slide controls grouped together. These controls adjust gain in particular areas of an image. The easiest way to see what a control does is to experiment by looking at a live image and seeing what happens when you slide any one of the controls all the way to the right, then all the way to the left. You’ll notice that a certain section of the image turns very bright at first and then very dark as you slide to the left. The goal to getting a crisper image is to have a lower gain in the near field while having a higher gain deeper in the image, where image quality is fainter.

Focus area - When determining the depth at which you’d like the highest resolution, you will need to use the focus area. When you shift the focal position up and down, you’ll see a dot or triangle move up or down on the right or left side of the image. This will improve the image resolution in the selected focal position area.

Frequency - Adjusting the frequency allows you to increase penetration at the expense of resolution, or visa versa. Use lower frequencies when you need more penetration. Lower frequencies provide the best penetration, but at the expense of image resolution. Higher frequencies provide the best resolution when looking at object closer to the transducer.

Words of wisdom: If you run into a problem or over optimize your image, reset to your originally preset. This resets all of your changes, which allows you to start anew. Mastering these adjustments will allow you to set your own custom presets and help you to make adjustments in real time while imagining. With some experimenting, you’ll become an expert on how to optimize your ultrasound machine in no time.

Appendix

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

 

How does fetal ultrasound work? - The transducer of the ultrasound machine makes high frequency sound waves. Sound waves travel through your body and bounce or reflect off different tissues. The reflected waves return to the transducer and the computer in the ultrasound machine analyzes the waves and builds an image.

 

Is ultrasound harmful to me or to my baby? - With millions of OB ultrasound scans worldwide there is no evidence that ultrasound is harmful.

 

Why are medical ultrasounds performed? - First Trimester: Confirm pregnancy, confirm heartbeat and rate, determine estimated due date. Second Trimester: Diagnose fetal malformation, potential down syndrome, confirm multiples pregnancy, verify dates and growth. Third Trimester:  Identify placenta location, check fetal growth.

 

Why is non-medical ultrasound performed? – Blissful Glo/Peeka-Boo! ultrasound products/services are for entertainment purposes only. 8-14 weeks provides early views to see the baby as a whole and listen to the heartbeat, 15-22 weeks obtain full body images and determine the gender of your baby - a great time to see baby kick and turn, 26-32 weeks see a well defined face.

 

What will determine quality of images? - We do not guarantee that you will be able to obtain the perfect image of your baby. Some of the reasons why we cannot achieve the perfect image of your baby are: the transducer is too far from the face, the placenta is in the way, the sound is absorbed by the amount of body tissue and image quality degrades.

 

Are family and friends welcome to join? - Yes! We encourage you to invite your friends and family to share this special moment with you.

Will my doctor be contacted about my Blissful Glo/Peeka-Boo! Ultrasound? - We do not contact your doctor prior or after your scan. We do require that you currently are under prenatal care and if you have any concerns, you should consult with your physician.

What will I need for ultrasound in the comfort of my home? - Home ultrasound is usually performed in your living room, sometimes bedroom. All you need is a sofa or comfy reclining. We supply and deliver the rest.

 

 

Technical Support

Tel: 647.768.9732

Email: info@blissfulglo.com

 

ENJOY YOUR PREGNACY!

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