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Posted on Jul 11, 2012 in News | 2 comments

News – StethoCloud: a smartphone stethoscope


A low-cost digital stethoscope that can attach to a smartphone may represent the future of saving millions of children in Third world countries. StethoCloud is is designed to listen and digitalise a patient’s breathing sounds and patterns. Those patterns are then compared against a medical database via cloud infrastructure. Then an automated report is generated though Algorithmic Artificial Intelligence Decision Support. Such software could potentially allow an earlier diagnosis of pneumonia and reduce the mortality of children in developing countries.

StethoCloud is the Australian entry in the international Imagine Cup 2012. The Australian software design team led by Hon Weng Cheng, a third year medical student at the University of Melbourne, has advanced to the second round and is in the World wide finals. Go Aussies! Oi-oi-oi!!

SteathoCloud at the Imaginecup