Sonavi Labs continues work of Dr. Jim West and Hopkins research team to bundle a great new medical product, consisting of the stethoscope, electricity and AI.
The stethoscope has changed little since its invention and yet remains a valuable if problematic diagnostic tool. Efforts have been made to solve these problems over the years, but only with relatively recent advances in digital signal processing (DSP), microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and artificial intelligence has any real progress been made. This leaves so-called smart stethoscopes poised to make a real difference in diagnostics, especially in the developing world and under austere or emergency situations.
February 25, 2019
Author: Dan Maloney, Hackaday
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