A wireless stethoscope device which uses AI algorithms to examine children’s lung and heart recordings has been given CE certification.
StethoME aims to help parents monitor their children for early signs of respiratory issues at home, with the stethoscope capable of detecting, classifying and analysing pathological sounds within children’s lungs
Examinations with a traditional stethoscope depend on the experience and parameters of the physician’s auditory system. Medically tested, StethoMe has shown to increase accuracy by up to 13%. An improved examination and the use of AI means parents can examine their children safe in the knowledge that doctors can make informed decisions.
Honorata Hafke-Dys, chief medical officer and co-founder, StethoMe said: “What is unique about StethoMe is that we’re not a team of scientists or inventors who decided to create a product like this. Most of us are parents of young children who have faced challenging times where we’ve needed to visit doctors regularly. After experiencing these problems we decided to do something about it, and offer parents a better way to ensure their children are healthy
“There’s no doubt that AI technology is becoming increasingly prominent within healthcare. It’s the future, and we’re excited to be at the forefront of this with StethoMe. When you combine this with telemedicine and how its being adopted across the globe to ease the pressure faced by healthcare professionals, we believe we have created something very special.”
StethoMe empowers parents with a device and app which guides them through each examination. Results are shared directly with a doctor who then advises as to whether that child needs to visit a doctor or emergency room, or can remain at home under close supervision.
Wojciech Radomski, CEO, StethoMe, said: “There are two main issues facing primary care. Firstly, the high rate of misdiagnosis that occurs and, secondly, the very high number of unnecessary visits. We are beginning to see AI affect the world we live in substantially and the healthcare sector is no different. This is why we created StethoMe – to help address these challenges.”