Analytical Wireless Stethoscope [wireless auscultation device]

Date created
The CVI Analytical Wireless Stethoscope is a system that allows for the wireless transmission of auscultation sounds from a stethoscope to a mobile device. The live stream of auscultation sounds can be used for observing heart rate, heart beat patterns and detection of abnormalities. Electronic storage and transmission of data is also supported such that reviewing and forwarding past records is possible. Additionally, the live visual tracking feature of this electronic stethoscope benefits physicians who suffer from hearing disabilities and aid in honing auscultation skills for inexperienced nurses and medical students. The wireless communication of data can also lead to applications in telemedicine where physicians can remotely attend patients. This has a heavy social impact as quality health care can better be delivered to rural areas.
Undergraduate Engineering students are required to complete a group-based, two-course capstone sequence: ENSC 405W and ENSC 440.  Groups form company structures and create an innovative product that potentially acts as a solution to a real-life problem.  This collection archives the following assignments: proposal, design specifications, requirements specifications, and proof of concept.
Scholarly level
Peer reviewed?