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New 3D-printed stethoscope could save lives in war zones: Here\'s how

by:Tuowei     2019-09-01
Doctors in remote parts of the world can now use recycled plastic 3D printing for clinically validated audiologists, thanks to scientists who have designed a device template that can save lives in a war of medical supplies.
\"According to we know this is the first time public
\"Source medical devices have been clinically validated and are widely used,\" said Tarek Loubani, associate professor at University of Western Ontario, Canada . \".
Doctors in remote parts of the world can now use recycled plastic 3D printing for clinically validated audiologists, thanks to scientists who have designed a device template that can save lives in a war of medical supplies.
\"According to we know this is the first time public
\"Source medical devices have been clinically validated and are widely used,\" said Tarek Loubani, associate professor at University of Western Ontario, Canada . \".
During the war, when medical supplies were often in short supply, Lubani worked as a doctor in a hospital in Gaza.
\"We want doctors and related healthcare professionals to have quality things.
\"This study found that the sound quality of our stethoscope is the same as that of the premium brand stethoscope,\" he said . \".
The idea of a 3D printed stethoscope was born while playing with a toy stethoscope and noticed that its function performed well.
This led the researchers to design an open
You can use recycled plastic to create an access template for a 3D printed stethoscope.
This stethoscope, known as the Glia model, was made using free open source software to maintain low cost and allow easy access to the code for others.
Using the Glia template, the stethoscope can be manufactured in less than three hours with a production cost of less than $3.
Anyone who has a 3D printer and has access to ABS-
Plastic for garden chairs and Lego toys
Devices can be created.
The results of this study, published online today in the journal plos one, show that it has the same acoustic quality as the best stethoscope on the market.
\"The use of open source methods in all aspects of this project has made a strong contribution to medical device research institutions,\" said Dr. Gabriela Coleman, a famous scholar in technology and open source software.
\"This study provides a guide for others to create health care
Levels of open access devices that can reduce costs and ultimately save lives, \"Coleman said.
The equipment is currently in clinical use by doctors and related health professionals in Gaza and is also being tested at the London Centre for Health Sciences, Ontario, Canada.
In places such as London where doctors rely heavily on ultrasound, CT and other diagnostic techniques, the stethoscope may not be considered critical for diagnosis and treatment, Loubani said.
However, in the war,
The stethoscope is a necessary tool.
\"As other resources decrease, the utility of the stethoscope increases.
In London, if someone is shot, I can use an ultrasound to see if there is life in it --
\"The threatened air bag is called the chest,\" Loubani said . \".
\"In Gaza, the first aid department has no ultrasound, or is run down, so the stethoscope has become a cheap tool for us to live --
The decision to save, \"he said.
The hope now is to create templates for other medical devices that can be used in-
Location where resources are scarce
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