Smart Stethoscope Systems: A New Paradigm for Bedside Patient Monitoring
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Mansy HA
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA
Tel: 407 823 1655
E-mail: [email protected]
Rec date: Apr 11, 2016; Acc date: Apr 26, 2016; Pub date: May 2, 2016
Citation: Mansy HA (2016) Smart Stethoscope Systems: A New Paradigm for Bedside Patient Monitoring. J Bioeng Biomed Sci 6:187. doi: 10.4172/2155-9538.1000187
Copyright: © 2016 Mansy HA. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Bedside monitoring of patients often involves measuring pulse, temperature, respiratory rate, and blood pressure. Auscultation can also provide useful diagnostic information but requires the presence of a healthcare provider and hence is done intermittently. New technologies of optimally designed sound acquisition and processing systems can make this adaptable for continuous patient monitoring. The state of the art as well as some of the features, advantages and challenges for using this technology for patient monitoring are discussed.