The smartphone stethoscope

Mobile / IoT

THE PRODUCT WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO CHANGE THE CARDIOLOGY IN THE USA

STETH IO - A SMARTPHONE STETHOSCOPE

Heart disease is one of the main problems that cause many deaths around the world. Almost 25% of the American population suffers from heart diseases. Almost 53% of people have an asthma attack each year. Early diagnosis is important in preventing further growth in these statistics. A new medical instrument, the Steth IO, created by the inventor Suman Mulumudi, promises to revolutionize the stethoscope market.

 

 

CHALLENGE

The client wanted an application for mobile devices to serve not only as a stethoscope, but also could be used as a digital heart monitor which detects the heart beating and lung sounds and then visualizes the audio signal.

 

 

SOLUTION

To meet the client’s need our team has developed an app which constructs a diaphragm that directs the sound of beating heart or lung sound to the phone’s microphone. These magnified sounds can then be stored, viewed or transmitted with the mobile phone. The sounds are cleaned by the diaphragm and produced both in auditory and visual feedback.

Service - Mobile / IoT
Duration - 6 months
Team - 3 people

VALUE DELIVERED

  • Steth IO’s app decomposes sounds into their frequency components constructing a spectrogram

  • Utilizing precisely tuned digital filters, it enhances frequencies of interest and attenuates ambient noise

  • Audio playback is synchronized to the visualization for a confident diagnosis

  • Using Steth IO’s annotation tool, you can add notes to precise points in your exams for review, and flag sections of interest for rapid retrieval

  • Securely save and organize exams using the Steth IO app for future review, bringing the stethoscope into the digital age. You can look back at a patient’s history for serial comparisons and assess disease progression

  • An app helps to diagnose and track asthma’s progression

  • New app may help the cardiac patient to control the rhythm of the heart more conveniently and faster

This app makes a lot of sense for future medicine. Doctors and patients can save the time and focus more on medical treatment.

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