Brigham Young U creates 3D-printed digital stethoscope for patients in isolation

The digital stethoscope deals with an app to live or tape stream the patients heartbeat as much as a series of 50 feet. A client holds the gadget up to areas on their chest under the instructions of the clinician, who can hear the clients heartbeat through Bluetooth headphones or a speaker that couple with the stethoscope.

Provo, Utah-based Brigham Young University scientists developed a low-priced digital stethoscope that can live stream or record a patients heartbeat from as much as 50 feet away, according to regional news affiliate KSTU.

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Craig Nuttall, DNP, nursing teacher at BYU, and Chia-Chi Teng, IT professor at BYU, collaborated to develop the gadget, which is constructed of 3D-printed materials and costs about $20 to make. Mr. Nuttall has been using the device to keep an eye on patients with COVID-19-like signs.

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