Technology Advances Help Turn iPhone Into Stethoscopes

Whether it is a parent concerned about their child's health or a doctor in a hospital looking to prevent the spreading of germs an alternative for a stethoscope could be a welcome addition to the health care field. With iPhones being a common tool in life bringing the two together could benefit people in many ways.

Whether it is a parent concerned about their child's health or a doctor in a hospital looking to prevent the spreading of germs an alternative for a stethoscope could be a welcome addition to the health care field. With iPhones being a common tool in life bringing the two together could benefit people in many ways.

And while people around the world are used to plugging their ear buds into their iphone to listen to music researchers in florida are developing a way to plug the HeartBuds into the phone to serve as a 21st centruy edition of the traditional medical tool. Ricky Patel, a student at the University of Florida College of Medicine, and David Bello, MD, from Orlando Regional Medical Center, discussed the development of this technology during the American Heart Association's annual scientific sessions in Orlando.