This year saw the explosion of wearable fitness devices, with many of them able to detect and track your pulse alongside their other capabilities. So why would you get a device that can do only that? Medic8Health claims that its Stethee digital stethoscope is more accurate than wearable devices. Its app also has features that could make it useful not just for personal use but for professional medical purposes as well.
Stethee can be used just with a pair of Bluetooth headphones. It has a pair of LEDs that not only indicate its status but can also pulse in time with the patient’s heartbeat and other internal sounds. It can also serve as an indicator if there’s something irregular with the detected sound, and a motor that vibrates in time with the sound being taken.
But if you want to get the most out of Stethee, you should use it with its app, which will be available for iOS, Android and Windows mobile devices.
The app archives sounds and can send it to Medic8Health’s servers to be analyzed, providing medical data right from the app itself. Finally, you can share archived sounds over the Internet, which could be useful to field workers and communities that don’t have medical facilities nearby.
Pledge at least $249 AUD (~$200 USD) on Kickstarter to receive a Stethee as a reward.