Development of a tele-stethoscope: Indian perspective

Sankaran, Prema and Chandrasekaran, K. and Hafeez Baig, Abdul and Moll, Chris Lynton (2010) Development of a tele-stethoscope: Indian perspective. In: 2010 IEEE/ICME International Conference on Complex Medical Engineering (CME 2010), 13-15 July 2010, Gold Coast, Australia.

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Abstract

Many attempts have been made to develop digital stethoscope for diagnosing auscultation. This study is part of current research project being undertaken at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia. The project addresses the issue associated with telehealth care system, through the development of a digital stethoscope. The objective of this article is to report the user’s satisfaction with the information received from the existing digital stethoscope and guide the researchers to adjust its content to the best benefit to those uses the new improved digital stethoscope. University of Southern Queensland, Australia has developed a digital stethoscope composed of software and hardware components and user friendly. The system will be priced competitively and can be used both for telehealth diagnosis and for teaching of cardiology to medical students. The lack of specialized devices and professionals can be minimized with the adoption of solutions, such as this one. This could improve the diagnostic ability of remote clinics at a lower cost and avoid long hour travel.


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Item Status: Live Archive
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Depositing User: Dr Abdul Hafeez-Baig
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2011 05:34
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2013 02:01
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital stethoscope; healthcare; tele-health; technology management
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 09 Engineering > 0903 Biomedical Engineering > 090304 Medical Devices
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080609 Information Systems Management
09 Engineering > 0913 Mechanical Engineering > 091307 Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920203 Diagnostic Methods
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1109/ICCME.2010.5558838
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/8634

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