Puffi Santel Intergalactico has teamed up with Robert Majkut Design to come up with a stethoscope with MP3 player that records and plays the heartbeats of an unborn child.
Called the ‘Beforme,’ the unique medical device is basically a combination of an MP3 player and a stethoscope, which can be used to listen to the heart beats of the mother as well as the infant. Apart from playing the heart rhythm on the headphones, the embryo-shaped device presents the heartbeats as a graph, on the display, as well.
Moms-to-be can record the heartbeat with just a touch of a button and send it to the doctor for charting and comparing the data. Moreover, the user can transmit the recorded data via USB cable or Bluetooth to the computer.
I don’t normally support doppler-like devices because of how hard it is for non-medical professionals to get a proper heart beat. But this product looks interesting. I’d be interested to see how well it works…