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MP3 Players To Become Stethoscopes?

Were you surprised to learn that some hospitals are now allowing cell phone use? Well don't be shocked if your doctor is chatting on his phone while checking your heart rate with a mp3 player. That's right, according to Canadian researchers, mp3 players can make for better stethoscopes because their plastic encasing can pick up low resonance sounds easier and record them. Early tests have proven that the accuracy is high with the recorded sounds, proving that mp3 players may be making their way into hospitals sooner than we think. via Gearfuse

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jdots24 jdots24 8 years
@alillee - you are right! haha that was a great scene
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
how interesting!
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
how interesting!
Leopardcc Leopardcc 8 years
I would like to see that work!
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
Interesting
glam-sugar glam-sugar 8 years
Interesting
koolbr33z3 koolbr33z3 8 years
This is cool!
koolbr33z3 koolbr33z3 8 years
This is cool!
alillee alillee 8 years
Hmmm this makes me think of an episode of House where House takes his doctors into a bathroom (? for better acoustics?) and makes them listen to a patients heartbeat on his ipod..pretty cool.
jdots24 jdots24 8 years
That is so neat!
jdots24 jdots24 8 years
That is so neat!
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