The "Cardiology Stethoscope Handle" allows individuals with limited dexterity to hold and use a cardiology stethoscope effectively. In order to use a cardiology stethoscope, individuals must be able to listen through both the bell and diaphragm. A standard fixed handle cannot be used on a cardiology stethoscope as it would block the use of either the bell or diaphragm. The "Cardiology Stethoscope Handle" developed flips over both the bell and diaphragm of a cardiology stethoscope to allow use of either side.
The DC handle stethoscope handle was designed by a medical student to optimize his own experience and capabilities. A clear, user centered design allows for ease of use and practical clinical application.
Package: This license provides a full set of .STL design files which the user can take to any qualified 3D printer for local generation of the product or via an online service provider.
Individual License: Allows for the production of two DC handle outputs for personal use.
Institution License: Subscription allows for unlimited outputs at an institutional level and is renewable on an annual basis.
- Use specific add-on component, design optimized for limited dexterity individuals
- Improves effectiveness of all primary patient assessment techniques utilizing a stethoscope
- Aids limited dexterity users to utilize off the shelf, traditional stethoscope in primary assessment practice
- Low cost, easy to use
- Local production and delivery