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Rijuven's CardioSleeve -- stethoscope add-on for 3-lead EKG

  1. Nov 20, 2015 #1

    berkeman

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    Pretty interesting idea... A small 3-lead EKG pickup device that you attach to your stethoscope so you can acquire a basic EKG trace during your exam without having to pull out your monitor and place electrode patches on the patient... Has anyone used or seen these yet? I wonder how much weight it adds to the stethoscope...

    https://rijuven.com/medicaldevices/cardiosleeve
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  3. Nov 23, 2015 #2

    Borg

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    Nice. That's definitely one of those "why didn't I think of that?" things.
     
  4. Nov 23, 2015 #3

    Borg

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  5. Nov 23, 2015 #4
    I should have followed up with a device I made to show kids in a science class ten years ago:) I had an oscilloscope and a big lens to throw the output onto a large screen and used a styrofoam cup from Burger King with a Piezo pickup glued inside and then the signal going straight to the O'scope. Put the cup on a volunteer kid's chest and you could see the heartbeat directly on the screen, no electronics or amps needed, just the bare output of the piezo pickup going straightway to the scope and the heartbeat was visible!
    Oh well, another invention lost by me:)
     
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