IIT Bombay develops ‘smart stethoscope’ which can here heartbeat from a distance
Researchers have sent 1,000 stethoscopes to various hospitals and healthcare centers across the country
A team at the Indian Institute of Technology of Bombay (IIT-B) has developed a “smart stethoscope” that can hear and record heartbeats from afar, for patients with novel coronavirus contracted by health professionals. May reduce risk. According to team members, a sound or sound emanating from a patient’s chest is sent to the doctor using Bluetooth, smart stethoscope which requires passing to take readings., from patients to healthcare professionals contracting novel coronaviruses Reduces the risk of This can help prevent doctors and medical professionals from practicing social distance with ease and making additional contact with an infected person.
According to team members, a sound or sound emanating from a patient’s chest is sent to the doctor using Bluetooth, which requires passing to take readings.
The IIT-B team has received a patent for the device that records the sound and stores it as part of a patient’s health record. the team has sent 1,000 stethoscopes to various hospitals and healthcare centers across the country. The product has been developed with clinical exchanges from doctors at Reliance Hospital and PD Hinduja Hospital.
One of the developers’ Adhersa K, “Patients diagnosed with coronavirus often experience shortness of breath leading to acute respiratory distress syndrome. Hearing of chest sounds (shortness of breath and shortness of breath) such as wheezing And crackling sounds are heard.
However, this poses a threat to doctors, as COVID-19 is evident from the growing transition among healthcare professionals handling patients, he said.
Giving information about the digital stethoscope, Adarsh said that “it consists of a tube connected to two earpieces. This tube extracts sound from the body eliminating background noise that may interfere with the diagnosis”.
“The signal can then be displayed as a phonocardiogram on a smartphone or laptop. In contrast, a regular stethoscope is limited when it comes to amplifying sound and recording those sounds and moving from one location to another. There is no way to share. Even the view is visible. Not possible, which means that no one can see the graph and abnormal Can identify obligations, “he said.
According to the Union Ministry of Health, the death due to novel coronavirus on Saturday increased to 239 and the number of cases in the country increased to 7,447 on Saturday.
However, the number of active COVID-19 cases is 6,565, as 642 people recovered and were discharged and one escaped.