A big lesson from the pandemic is that telemedicine is an incredible tool and can work on a large scale. Sometimes, though, you still need physical data. Pratyush Mallick came up with this smart stethoscope to record and interpret respiratory sound. Via Hackster.io:
As the 2nd wave of covid unfolds throughout the world, sustaining through the pandemic has become an everyday challenge. Due to the steep rise in cases, the healthcare industry continues to evolve and is adopting telemedicine to facilitate the accessibility of remote health care services. But using telemedicine we can only diagnose common diseases as no physical examination is possible, which may increase the number of wrong diagnoses. A quite common symptom of covid-19 in the Indian population is the development of respiratory abnormalities, for which Physical inspection is a mandatory process for proper diagnosis.
What if the stethoscope could reveal insights on our health condition just by listen and analyzing the lung sounds at the edge !? The initial inspiration for this project came from the “digital stethoscope” project by Peter Ma.
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