Stethoscope Attachment For Smartphones
StethoCloud is a new innovation that combines smartphones, cloud computing and digital medicine. StethoCloud is an addition to the recent influx of mobile healthcare applications. This new digital stethoscope was created by four stundents from the the University of Melbourne.
The goal of this device was to aide in early diagnosis of pneumonia. StethoCloud uses a special microphone caled a ‘stethomic’ that plugs in to the smartphone’s audio jack. The application also guides users in the proper method for listening to a patient’s breathing.
The expected price for this incredible innovation? ….$20
The StethoCloud works by collecting data from specific sources. The algorithms interpret the results based on established medical standards and appropriate recommendations are made.
According to the World Health Organization pneumonia is killing approximately 1.4 million children a year under the age of 5, which is more than any other disease.