Happy New Year everyone! This year we’ve managed to acquire a Thinklabs One Digital Stethoscope (thanks, Santa). We had quite a specific objective in mind for this tool, which, up until this point has been quite tricky to achieve – that is, to be able to offer the facility for clinical lecturers to pick up heart and lung sounds within a lecture environment, and provide that audio feedback to all the students at once. By simply connecting the ‘One’ via the Thinklink module to our lecture theatre speakers, this is easily achieved.
Although we have just started early testing, when compared to other methods of achieving the same output, the quality from this device far exceeded anything we had attempted previously. It really benefits from housing a 3.5mm audio out jack, which means you can connect it to virtually anything (laptop, dictaphone, speakers, headphones) so you have the option to listen live via whatever means you like, or record it as an audio file for later review and study.
As mentioned earlier, the Thinklabs One comes with a little device that allows connectivity between the ‘One’, your mobile device, and your speakers/headphones of choice. ‘Thinklink’ provides connectivity between the three, explained in more detail here. The resulting sound can be passed to a multitude of apps; as it is effectively a digital audio recording you can share it immediately to colleagues or students.
Staff or students wishing to borrow this on loan should get in touch via email.