June 20, 2021
Technology

Realising a brave new world of healthcare technology | Digital Healthcare

In 1816 Rene Laennec invented the stethoscope, the first tool a physician could use in treating patients, opening the doors to a new era of medical diagnostics. And yet, it took the industry three decades to widely adopt this, as Medical Associations shied away from using a ‘gadget’ on patients. 

Fast forward to the present day, and the first digital stethoscope is now a matter of fact not fiction, with AI-powered algorithms in the back of the device listening to the minutia of patient anomalies and relaying these findings to doctors. The doctor need not even be near the patient – the digital stethoscope can be sent to areas experiencing doctor shortages, where an application will guide the patient through its use and a doctor can listen from continents away. 

This disruptive technology is faster, more effective and half the price of analogue stethoscopes before it. And…

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