Amplified electronic stethoscope
Picture this: A car swerves off of a busy city street, careening into a shop window and coming to a halt. The driver is bleeding, unconscious, and it’s not clear how many people have been hurt. When the ambulance arrives, the air is full of shouting, hissing from the engine, and people crying. How can they expect a normal stethoscope to work under these circumstances?
Realistically? Not very well.
First responders and emergency medical services professionals work in volatile, noisy environments where picking up the sound of a faint heartbeat can be difficult. We have created an affordable, highly amplified electronic stethoscope/sound pick up device (SPUD) that can detect the heartbeat of an unconscious victim in the most hectic of situations, allowing the first responder to assess the situation and move on to the next step in saving a victim’s life.
We know that each second counts in an emergency situation and spending more time searching for a pulse can be the difference between life and death. That’s why we created the STi electronic stethoscope/sound pick up device (SPUD).
Both our electronic stethoscope and sound pick up device (SPUD) amplify the sound of a heartbeat, no matter how loud the situation gets or how faint the heart is beating. With patented technology, our electronic stethoscope provides first responders with a quicker, better assessment of a patient’s pulse than anything else currently on the market.
In addition to the SPUD, we’ve developed and have received a patent for our comfort eartip technology that keeps in mind the comfort of our clients, the medical professional who put the stethoscope headset into the ear canal, day in and day out. The STi electronic stethoscope comes with comfort eartips, STi also has audio jacked headset that will connect to the STi SPUD making them the best choice for both comfort and usability.
We’ve already started testing the STiSPUD in the market – and the response has been overwhelmingly positive.
Dr. Maria Michnowska is a primary hospitalist at Mark Twain Medical Center who loves the STiSPUD so much that she is “lost without it.”
Dr. Estoesta is a family practitioner in Valley Springs, CA, who loved the STiSPUD so much that he bought one for his daughter, who is currently in medical school herself.
There have been dozens of patents filed for electronic stethoscopes since the first usable one was developed in 1902. That’s because picking sounds out from the human body is a surprisingly difficult feat. The sound of the human heart, in particular, lies only a couple of decibels above the threshold of human hearing.
So how do you locate this extremely important sound?
Short answer: An electronic stethoscope!
Long answer: The STiSPUD is the latest in a long heritage of technological advancements. We’ve taken the work of our forefathers in electronic stethoscope development and added a few crucial components: floating mass microphone stabilization, a microphone mounted in the diaphragm, and a combination of mechanical and airspace resonances to amplify the sound of the heart.