VILLUPURAM: A first year engineering student from Tindivanam has invented an equipment that could help the doctors in treating patients from a distance, avoiding the danger of getting infected themselves.
M Srinath invented the ‘smart stethoscope’ as part of his academic project at Mailam Engineering college.
The invention had won first prize at a university-level exhibition for bio-based equipment last month.
“With the stethoscope that I have made, doctors can check temperature and pulse of a patient from a safe distance. The equipment is of high quality though it doesn’t cost much, and it can last for long with battery support. The patient can wear this equipment like a watch and through artificial intelligence, the required readings will appear on a device with the doctor even if the patient is 500 metres away,” Srinath told Express.