Location: United Kingdom
The custom otoscope connects to a smartphone with the ability to take and share pictures of the inner ear.
Otoscopes, a medical device used for looking into the ears, are commonly used by primary care doctors and specialists for diagnosing ear problems. However, they don’t provide a way to capture medical images of what the doctor is viewing.
The 2nd iteration of the Cupris connected otoscope, the TYM 2.0, can be connected to the doctor’s Android smartphone, which acts as a display screen for the device. The high-resolution camera takes photos using six dimmable LED lights for illumination, which are transmitted directly to the app.
Doctors can show the images right away to the patient when explaining any areas of concern. The ability to show patients what the doctor is seeing can give a better understanding of the issue and help ease any uncertainty they may feel when not being able to see the problem for themselves.
Additionally, the picture can be shared with other doctors for a second opinion or for onward referral onto a specialist if required. With the rise of telemedicine, images can easily be shared electronically via the various platforms if the patient wishes to consult with a specialist in this way. The TYM 2.0 is designed for single-hand use. Currently, the device only works with Android smartphones.