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January 18, 2008

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by @ 6:57 am. Filed under General Linux, Linux News

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It’s always interesting to see what kinds of devices people are embedding Linux into these days. Well, apparently, there are some students at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan that are making an electronic stethoscope which runs an embedded version of Linux.

Why are they doing this?

The Rhythm Reloaded team is building the stethoscope as part of a senior design project. The team hopes its device will be the first electronic stethoscope able to record, filter, and store computer audio data from a medical patient.”

“The Rhythm Reloaded team hopes its design can improve upon traditional acoustic analog designs, by offering reduced ambient noice and higher recording quality. Audio files will use a format convenient for transfer to PCs via a USB interface.”


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