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Video: Teen-Run Company Turns Smartphone Into Stethoscope

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Elizabeth M   5/30/2014 6:05:54 AM
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Stay tuned, AandY, for a slideshow that I've done that we'll post soon about a host of other creative teens doing amazing things. You will be impressed, as I was!

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Elizabeth M   5/30/2014 6:00:43 AM
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Yes, Nancy, preventative medicine is the way forward and seems to be the way a lot of new medical devices and inventions are heading. Rather than waiting for something to be really wrong before going to a doctor--and potentially being beyond help or treatment--trying not to get sick or to detect things early on is a far better way to look at medical treatment, in my opinion.

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AnandY   5/28/2014 12:24:43 PM
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It is amazing to know how creative the teens can be. Big ups to Malumudi who came up with the Steth IO. Apart from the Steth IO embracing technology, it is also extremely accurate. I support the idea that the military should embrace such technology to make a step in the Modern Ware Fare. The medical industry should also upgrade its services by embracing such technology. All the teens need is more inspiration and they will surely make greater inventions now and in the future.

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Nancy Golden   5/28/2014 11:56:25 AM
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Yes, Elizabeth - I also like the idea of people taking part in their own health. With the prevalence of ear infections in infants and toddlers - I think every parent should be taught how to use an otoscope for early detection - especially since ear infections get very painful as they progress. Perhaps that will be another smart phone app in the future!

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Elizabeth M   5/28/2014 10:16:19 AM
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Ah, yes, good point, Nancy. It definitely is a good way for people to detect potential problems early but no one should diagnose something as serious as a potential heart problem but a doctor, you're right about that. I think this could really help people become more aware of their own health, though.

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Nancy Golden   5/27/2014 9:46:28 AM
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I agree, Elizabeth - it would be extremely useful. My only concern is that people use it as it is meant to be - an initial diagnostic - and don't try to be their own doctors.

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Elizabeth M   5/27/2014 5:09:42 AM
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Nancy, that sounds like a really good application of this technology. I think having this capability outside of the doctor's office by using something everyone seems to have these days (ie, a smartphone) will prove to be really handy and help diagnose medical problems earlier than they would've been detected previously.

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Elizabeth M   5/27/2014 4:50:57 AM
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I agree, AandY, teens seem to be really coming up with some really innovative and fresh ideas in the engineering and science space. I am sure it helps to have parents who inspire them, as Suman does. I'm looking forward to see what some clever teen comes up with next.

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Nancy Golden   5/26/2014 2:41:33 PM
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I can immediately see a veterinary application for it as well. As a horsewoman, one of our greatest fears is that of our horses colicing. One of the things we do when we suspect colic is try to listen for the type of gut sounds that are present. Do you know how hard it is to try to put your ear to a horse's side in the middle of a pasture with other horses milling around? A vet "colic-checker" app would be a great addition for this type of device.

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fdos   5/26/2014 6:08:57 AM
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@Cabe: Sounds very interesting but how about the security aspects of this device ? If it has a mobile version the risk is really high isn't it ? Any measures taken to cover it ? 

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