The COVID-19 pandemic has posed a serious issue for doctors and nurses assessing a patient’s heart and lungs with a traditional stethoscope.
Many healthcare practitioners have found it difficult to position the stethoscope correctly around their face masks. These assessments also require practitioners to be very close to the patient, heightening the risk of contracting and spreading the virus.
To protect both patients and practitioners, BYU nursing and technology professors collaborated to design a digital, 3D-printed stethoscope that makes it possible to listen to the heart and lungs of their patients while standing up to 50 feet away.
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