This was actually 3D printed by a 15 year old boy named Suman Mulumudi, from Snohomish, Wa. It is a 3d printed iphone case which can be used as a stethoscope. The way the case is made, it sends the heart beat sound up to the microphone of the phone and records the sound waves in an app.
“People have tried to put the microphone over the chest, but that doesn’t work,” said Mulumudi “Interestingly enough, that’s how the first stethoscope was invented.” Before 1816, he explained, doctors used
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The long-term-insurance industry now is shrinking, premiums are soaring and there is no fix in sight. At the same time, government safety-net programs, already under cost-cutting pressure, are bracing for demand from more of the 77 million aging baby boomers.
In-hospital mortality after an acute heart attack has dropped 10-fold, from 30 percent to 3 percent, since the invention of the modern cardiac care unit in the 1960s. Can shaving a few more minutes off the time it takes to get hospital treatment possibly yield any additional benefit?
One of the saddest truths about the so-called economic recovery is that the middle-class jobs lost in the recession are being replaced by low-paying ones. But the even sadder truth is that the situation isn't going to improve for a while.