Thinklabs One Electronic Stethoscope Helps Physicians Stop Spread of COVID-19
Thinklabs One Electronic Stethoscope Helps Physicians Stop Spread of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the implementation and use of telemedicine and telehealth platforms and devices as part of current day-to-day standards of care in many hospital and healthcare systems. In this era of social distancing, doctors on our frontlines are at the most risk when diagnosing patients, and it’s therefore important to minimize exposure whenever possible. One of the devices patients immediately associate with check-ups is the stethoscope – a tool not only for assessment, but for bringing a sense of connection between doctors and patients.

Thinklabs Medical has created leading electronic stethoscope technology, which the company believes has helped mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Clive Smith, the CEO and Founder of the company, was the inventor behind designing the electronic stethoscope: Thinklabs One, the company claims, is the smallest and most powerful stethoscope in the healthcare industry with over 100X amplification, compared to a typical acoustic stethoscope. Since it has a standard headphone jack, small off-the shelf Bluetooth transmitters can be used to connect to it and beam auscultation sounds from the patient to the doctor’s headphones. During the ongoing pandemic, the two can stay at a distance from each other while the physician guides the patient where to position the puck-like stethoscope on the body, all while wearing headphones and listening to the results

Thinklabs has been imperative during biocontainment of COVID-19, Ebola, and other pandemics, by supporting doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Bellevue Hospital Center in New York, the Nebraska Medical Center (center of the Ebola crisis in the U.S.), and Emory care for their isolation patients. We interviewed Clive Smith, the about the ways that Thinklabs One is helping stop the spread of COVID-19 in hospitals across the country and the technology inside this cool digital stethoscope that makes it possible. Read more…

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