Scientists design potentially life-saving 3D-printed stethoscope

Scientists design potentially life-saving 3D-printed stethoscope

The Glia model 3D-printed stethoscope When Dr. Tarek Loubani travelled to Gaza to work as an ER physician, he found that stethoscopes were in short supply. Sometime later, he noticed that a toy stethoscope worked surprisingly well. This prompted him and a team from Canada’s Western University to design a plastic stethoscope that can be made anywhere, using a 3D printer. Known as the Glia model, the stethoscope consists of just a few parts printed out of ABS plastic, along with inexpensive rubber tubing that is widely used in Coca Cola machines. It can be printed in three hours, […]

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