Prof. Dr. Jan Steckel, lead researcher of the CORELSA project, would like to thank all people involved. Read his letter here.
THE REMOTE STETHOSCOPE SYSTEM
open-source | standardized auscultations | practical analytics | scalable
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In a nutshell
Auscultations with a stethoscope are essential for the assessment and the follow up of patients with respiratory syndromes that are caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection. The main problems with auscultations are that they are time consuming, especially if large numbers of patients have to be examined. Second, and most importantly, the direct contact with the patient and the use of a stethoscopes are possible ways of infections. Worldwide a lot of healthcare workers get infected with SARS-CoV-2 while they treat patients, therefore reducing possible pathways of infections and reducing the time they spend with the patients is the order of the day.
Our team of engineers, physicians and biologists, developed the CORELSA remote stethoscope system. With this system it is possible to conduct remote auscultations of a large number of patients without getting in direct contact to them. It consists of one or more auscultation units that are mounted next to the patients and where the digital stethoscopes (up to three for each unit) are connected to. The auscultation units can be controlled via a central computer from which the physician can remotely acquire and analyze auscultation recordings. Other features include scheduled measurements, and the possibility to add diagnostic remarks to the auscultation files. Also, there is no limit to the amount of CORELSA units that can be connected.
Our entire system is available to the public as an open-source project. All the information necessary to replicate the CORELSA remote stethoscope system is available on a Git repository, the link can be found below. There you can find the necessary manuals to rebuild the auscultation units along with the software to run and control the systems. If there are questions arising please don’t hesitate to contact us.
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