At Compamed 2009 (Hall 8a D26) Formfaktor presents its new development: the concept of a new generation oft Stethoscopes.
The Digital Storage Stethoscope (DSS), offers high functionality with a simple to use operation.There are 2 ways of listening to the signals:
1. the classical tube with earplugs
2. and specially designed in-ear headphones with far better comfort.
With just one finger the physician can adjust volume, activate a filter or start the recording.A push on the recording button starts the (2-Channel) recording, another push will stop it.
Number and length of tracks are limited just by the capacity of the removable storage.As it is a 2.channel-recording the physician can record comments during the auscultation directly on an own channel.
The tracks are stored on standard Micro SD-cards and USB-Sticks. This allows a very easy way to forward datas without any PC or other electronical intermediators.
Connected to the Computer via USB, the DSS can be used like any mass storage device. Bluetooth (OBEX-Profile for Dataexchange) enables communication not only with the Computer but with any OBEX-capable Bluetooth-device.State of the Art Li-Ion batteries with high capacatiy and low self-discharge guarantee for long lasting operation. The mini USB-connector is used for charging. So the device can also be charged by the USB-Port of the PC.The stethoscope is designed to fulfill possible future requirements: Signal recognition, sophisticated filtering, master-client architecture of a network of sensor, mobile ECG and more.The stethoscope can be customized to the needs of interested parties.