IIT-Bombay develops digital stethoscope called “AyuSynk”

IIT-Bombay has developed a digital stethoscope called “AyuSynk” to check patients who are infected with COVID-19. IIT Bombay converts conventional stethoscopes into digital ones. The conventional stethoscope may pose a risk of infection to healthcare professionals handling coronavirus patients.

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The device is being deployed for remote auscultation (listening to chest sounds). The basic version of the digital stethoscope can also be connected to mobile or laptop through a wire or via Bluetooth. The AyuSynk digital device was developed by Ayu Devices, a startup of IIT Bombay, in association with another Biomedical Engineering and Technology incubation Centre (BETiC).

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