Emergency doc develops inexpensive, 3-D printed stethoscope

An emergency doctor in the Gaza strip has designed an inexpensive stethoscope that can outperform some of its more highly priced competitors.

The 3-D printed stethoscope--developed as part of the Gila project, which aims to create high-quality medical hardware designs that are open to the public--cost $0.30 to make, according to The Register. It was created as an alternative to doctors who lacked necessary medical equipment and had to listen to patient heartbeats by putting their ears to patients' chests.

"This stethoscope is as good as any stethoscope out there in the world and we have the data to prove it," creator Tarek Loubani said, according to the article. Article

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