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The Stethoscope App That Parents Can Use at Home

Dr. Andrew Lin and Dr. Hon Weng Chong have pioneered a new diagnostic device: the smartphone stethoscope. The team’s device, the StethoCloud, allows physicians and parents alike to diagnose pulmonary illnesses like pneumonia. StethoCloud In 2012, the doctors entered their prototype in the Microsoft Australian Image Cup—and won first place. The StethoCloud has come a […]

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The Molecular Stethoscope: RNA Levels in Blood Reveal Health Issues

Ribonucleic acid (RNA) is a single-strand biological molecule that performs essential roles within every cell of your body. Specifically, RNA plays an essential role in decoding, regulating and expressing genes. Together with DNA, RNA comprises a group of organic substances known as the “nucleic acids.” Nucleic acids, combined with protein, are essential to all known […]

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InstaMD: Full Patient Database Connects to Stethoscope

InstaMD is a startup that’s aiming to revolutionize the way that patients interact with their medical practitioners. The company hopes to spearhead a movement in which patients play an active role in their healthcare. To facilitate this, the firm is developing a series of high-tech interfaces for common diagnostic tools, beginning with the stethoscope. However, […]

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Stethoscope App Detects Pneumonia in Children

According to data from the World Health Organization, pneumonia kills more children than any other cause. This is particularly true in developing countries, where access to clean water, nutritious food and clean shelter is lacking. Pneumonia is a lung infection characterized by a wet cough, fever and phlegm production. The illness can be caused by […]

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