College of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering Department
BS in Biomedical Engineering
Michael Whitt, John Gerrity
The purpose of this scope of work is to outline the progress of the Virtual Stethoscope design and development project as sponsored by House Calls Mobile. This device looks to provide accessible at-home care for patients all over the country through the mobile phone stethoscope attachment. With the virtual stethoscope technology, patients will be able to perform high-quality, in-home observation of heart, stomach, and lung sounds to be transmitted to a physician in real time. Eliminating the need to travel to a doctor’s office encourages patients to perform more regular checkups, increasing their likelihood potentially of life-saving early diagnoses. This project works in conjunction with the Virtual Otoscope project group, which is developing the otoscope attachment which will be located on the backside of the stethoscope head. The specific scope of this project focuses on improvement of the audio quality necessary for the physician to hear clear, concise sounds over the video call.