Designing a monitoring device for cardiovascular patients
Nov 2016 - ongoing
Due to the recent advancements in artificial intelligence based sound analysis, digital stethoscopes soon will be ready to leave behind the clinics of general practitioners, cardiologists, and pulmonologists and move to the homes of patients. But which patients could benefit the most from the technology and how would this step affect the design of stethoscopes? The current project focused on answering these two questions with regards to cardiovascular patients.
The developed solution is a strap based self-monitoring device. The device has a double stethoscope set-up, which enables patients to listen to the sounds of both of their lungs at the same time. This halves the measurement time.
Name: Daniel László-Deli
Partners: Philips, Hartstichting
Mentors: Maaike Kleinsmann, Stefan van de Geer
Master: Integrated Product Design