PRESS RELEASES


Stethographics developing optical stethoscope

Boston, MA, june 25, 2007 - Stethographics, a medical device company with offices in Boston and Westborough, MA has been awarded a National Science Foundation grant for a contactless stethoscope. Using a very low power optical laser, the contactless stethoscope listens to heart and lungs sounds without touching the patient. This device will be applied to the monitoring of newborns in Neonatal Intensive Care Units and for examining burn victims. The contactless optical stethoscope detects heart and lung sounds by shining a low power laser onto the patient’s chest and then detecting the reflection. Using highly advanced fiber optic inferometer, the device compares the source signal with the reflected signal and calculates the chest’s vibrations.

Responsible for this device’s development are Dr. Andrey Vyshedskiy, Chief Technology Officer and several laser experts.


Stethographics wins pneumothorax detector contract

Boston, MA, May 25, 2007 - Stethographics, a medical device company with offices in Boston and Westborough, MA has been awarded a $1 million contract to develop a pneumothorax detector for the US Army. Pneumothorax, which is the collapse of the lung, can become a life threatening condition. This condition causes an estimated 5% of all treatable battlefield deaths. Using acoustic sensors and proprietary software, Stethographics has successfully detected pneumothorax in 50 of 54 patients, with no false positives.

To secure this award and to deliver the prototype pneumothorax detector, Stethographics is teaming with the National Service Group, Macon, Georgia. Bill Kania, Stethographics CEO, is serving as the program manager, coordinating development activities across Stethographics, subcontractors, National Service Group and with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. Dr. Andrey Vyshedskiy leads the Stethographics development team, responsible for delivering both software and hardware to the US Army at the end of 2007.

 

Announcing the Heart Murmur Wizard™
Designed for Physicians, Nurses, PAs and Medical Students

Boston, November 3, 2003 - Stethographics, a company pioneering systems for recording and analyzing heart and lung sounds, is pleased to announce the availability of its latest multimedia educational software product, ‘Heart Murmur Wizard'.

This product helps healthcare professionals and students improve their physical exam practices. It presents step-by-step guidance and instruction. Sample sounds, waveforms and textual materials for each murmur is included.

The introductory price of Heart Murmur Wizard™ is $29.

Visit the company's web site, www.stethographics.com for details and to purchase online.

 

Announcing Pocket Guide to Heart Sounds
Multimedia Guide Now Available on Pocket PC

Boston, December 20, 2002 - Stethographics announced today that its 'Pocket Guide to Heart Sounds' multimedia software is now available for Pocket PCs. This multimedia reference gives medical students, physicians and nurses quick access to information, sample recordings and waveform visualizations for the most significant heart sounds. The Pocket Guide explains the origin and characteristics of heart sounds and murmurs and provides auditory and visual waveform examples of the most common of these sounds.

Illustrations of the mechanisms of production of heart sounds are also shown in a Murmur Mechanism Guide. A special feature for the student is the ability to get definitions of terms that may be unfamiliar by clicking on the underlined text, and linking to a glossary of terms. Priced at $14.95, the Pocket Guide to Heart Sounds is available for immediate purchase from Handango (www.handango.com).

Stethographics also offers a Lung Sounds Pocket Guide as well as a comprehensive heart and lung sounds CD-ROM PCs, 'A Simplified Introduction to Heart and Lung Sounds'. This CD-ROM can be purchased from directly from Stethographics (www.stethographics.com) and from leading medical supply companies.

 

Announcing A Simplified Introduction to Heart and Lung Sounds
Multimedia Heart and Lung Sounds CD-ROM

Boston, December 12, 2002 - Stethographics, a company pioneering practical systems for recording and analyzing heart and lung sounds, has announced the immediate availability of its latest multimedia CD-ROM, 'A Simplified Introduction to Heart and Lung Sounds'.

This course allows healthcare professionals and students improve auscultation skills and to learn the significant of lung and heart sounds. The course presents textual materials combined with multimedia presentation of sample heart and lung sounds and their associated waveforms. Case studies are also included.

List price of this CD is $59. Visit the company’s web site, www.stethographics.com for details and to purchase online.

 

Announcing Learning Lung Sounds Pocket Edition
Multimedia Course Now Available on Pocket PC

Boston, September 6, 2002 - Stethographics, a company pioneering practical, computerized technologies for analyzing lung sounds, announced today that the 'Learning Lung Sounds Pocket Edition' multimedia course is now available for Pocket PCs. Learning Lung Sounds Pocket Edition gives medical students, physicians and nurses quick access to information, sample recordings and waveform visualizations for the most significant lung sounds.

Using this handy pocket guide, users will be able to:

  • Diagnosis normal and abnormal lung sounds more accurately
  • Complete examinations faster and more efficiently

Recommended for medical students and residents, nurses, respiratory care therapists, physician assistants and emergency care workers. Priced at $12.95, the Learning Lung Sounds Pocket Edition is available for immediate purchase from Stethographics (www.stethographics.com).

Stethographics also offers a comprehensive CD-ROM course, 'Learning Lung Sounds', which is available for PCs running Windows or Mac OS with Internet Explorer or Netscape browsers. This course can be purchased from Stethographics (www.stethographics.com) and from leading medical products companies, medical booksellers and distributors in the US and Europe.

 

Announcing Learning Lung Sounds Multimedia Course
Now Available Through Medical Supply Companies, Bookstores and Continuing Education Publishers


Boston, April 24, 2002 - Stethographics Incorporated, a company pioneering practical, computerized technologies for analyzing lung sounds, announced today that the 'Learning Lung Sounds' multimedia course is available on CD-ROM from bookstores, medical supply companies and continuing education publishers. Learning Lung Sounds teaches physicians and nurses methods to improve the diagnosis and monitoring patients with lung and heart disorders. After completing this course, users will be able to:

  • Diagnosis normal and abnormal lung sounds more accurately.
  • Complete examinations faster and more efficiently.
  • Learn about the latest advances in computer-based analysis of lung sounds.
  • Conduct virtual auscultation using lung sounds recorded from real patients.

Recommended for medical students and residents, nurses, respiratory care therapists, physician assistants and emergency care workers, Priced at $49, the course is available for immediate purchase from Cardionics (www.cardionics.com), Steele Supply (www.steeles.com), Blanchard & Loeb and Majors medical bookstores. Continuing education versions of Learning Lung Sounds will be published by Challenger Corporation and Wild Iris Medical Education (www.nursingceu.com).
Learning Lung Sounds is available for PCs running Windows or Mac OS with Internet Explorer or Netscape browsers. More information and sample materials are online at www.stethographics.com.


Company Information

Stethographics, founded by Dr Ray Murphy at Faulkner/Brigham and Women’s Hospital, develops products which help medical professionals interpret heart and lung sounds. Our initial product, called the Handheld STG, allows the stethoscope to send acoustic signals to a PDA, or Tablet PC, during a normal physical exam. The handheld unit displays the sound waveform in real-time, enabling the MD or nurse to better understand the heart or lung sounds. Our products also automatically analyzes these sounds, providing findings such as heart rate, detection of heart murmurs and key lung sound features such as wheezes and crackles. Our auscultation training CDs are very popular training materials for teaching heart and lung sounds, with over 240,000 copies sold since their release three years ago. Stethographics was founded by Dr. Ray Murphy, former Medical Director, Pulmonary Service, Brigham and Women’s/Faulkner Hospitals, Boston, MA. He also founded the International Lung Sounds Association and was formerly Professor of Medicine, Tufts Medical School.

Email: info@stethographics.com

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