A smart stethoscope that records heart and lung sounds and analyses them using artificial intelligence. The device can be used at home as an assessment tool for telemedicine or used in clinical settings.
More startups are combining traditional medical devices with AI to increase their accuracy, including the Polish startup StethoMe. They’ve designed a wireless, digital stethoscope that records respiratory sounds and analyses them in the cloud.
StethoMe has found that their AI is 29% more accurate than specialists using their ears alone. The algorithm has been trained on over one million pieces of sound. It detects and classifies abnormal sounds and can support the diagnostics for infections, asthma, pneumonia, and more.
StethoMe can also be used at home as an assessment tool for telemedicine appointments. The device instructs the user where to place the equipment for recording sounds and transmits the results straight to the user’s smartphone via Bluetooth. It only makes a recording if placed in the correct area. Patients can use the results to judge for themselves if they should see a doctor, or send the results to their doctor for a diagnosis. The wireless stethoscope has an automatic start/stop sound recording function, alerts if there is too much noise in the room, and records results to monitor the illness.