Stethographics, Inc. is the leader in developing
automated lung and heart sound analysis technology and products. Our founder,
Dr. Raymond Murphy and his colleagues have conducted numerous scientific
investigations that demonstrate the clinical utility of automated lung
sound analysis. Stethographics was formed in April 1998 to commercialize
automated sound analysis products that apply Dr. Murphy's patented, proven
and documented methods for widespread use in research, education and clinical
Results from our work have been validated,
patented, presented at scientific meetings and published in prominent
journals. Our multi-channel lung sound analysis system provides reliable
information not previously possible to obtain with the human ear. We call
our system a Stethograph™ or STG™.
The STG can be used even in severely ill patients.
The Handheld STG™,
shown in the photo, is used in conjunction with electronic or acoustic
stethoscopes to record, playback, save, visualize and automatically count
crackles and wheezes, and can automatically detect heart murmurs and heart rate.
The mission of Stethographics is to develop product that
overtime will provide hospitals, clinics and physicians with these benefits:
Improved quality of care and clinical
productivity through faster testing particularly when X-Rays or CAT
scans are avoided.
Increased physician productivity
through the immediate display of results vs X-Ray delays.
Cost savings from decreased use
of X-Rays, echocardiographs, and other tests.
Direct cost savings by reduced reliance
on prescriptions, particularly antibiotics and diuretics.
Lower risk of misdiagnosis by the
visualization of sound waves, the automated counting of wheezes, crackles
and other sounds and through the use of reference materials and sound
For press releases, recent articles, and
reviews of Stethographics' products by other websites, please see News.