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Location Pennsylvania, United States


Medical equipment data
Health topic Cardiovascular diseases
Health classification Diagnosis
Project data
Made? No
Replicated? No
Export to Open Know How Manifest
Page data
Part of Global Health Medical Device Compendium
Type Medical equipment, Project
SDGs Sustainable Development Goals SDG03 Good health and well-being
SDG09 Industry
innovation and infrastructure
Authors Kelly Wojcik
Published 2013
License CC BY-SA 3.0
Language English (en)
Page views 143


Problem being addressed[edit | edit source]

In developing countries such as Kenya and Tanzania, pulmonary disorders are common due to poor ventilation and pollution. Additionally, the amount of doctors in not sufficient to treat the number of patients in need.

Detailed description of the solution[edit | edit source]

The Mashavu stethoscope is designed to collect heart and lung sounds in an audio file, which could be sent to medical professionals in other locations for analysis and diagnosis. It consists of a conical chest-piece attached to a microphone, which is able to transmit the data to a computer. There, the audio is filtered and analyzed by a software, providing a numerical heartbeat and an audible sound file.

Designed by[edit | edit source]

  • Designed by: A group of out of Penn State University has been working on this technology.

When and where it was tested/implemented[edit | edit source]

The device is planned to be tested in Kenya in May 2013.

References[edit | edit source]

Other internally generated reports[edit | edit source]

  • "Mashavu: BIOE Stethoscope Team." Mashavu: BIOE Stethoscope Team. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Apr. 2013. Link Available here