* Posts by fhyndoh

5 posts • joined 11 Dec 2007

Gazan medico team 3D-prints world-leading stethoscope for 30c

fhyndoh

I have used many stethoscopes (GMC 7037441) for those who want to know...i'm in the public domain anyway...

The main advantage of the (very) expensive litmann (and similar) stethoscopes is sound isolation...you can hear the lungs or the heart through any old tube, including the 5p NHS ones...but the more expensive ones have nice features like soft ear tips (very valuable after your first stethoscope induced outer ear infection), and you can't hear the drunk man in the bay next to you screaming while trying to listen for a soft murmur.

Of note in the picture above the 3d printed bit has litmann binaurals and a litmann diaphragm...and it's the binaural bit that makes the difference IMHO. The chest piece is not quite the point here.

I'd still like a go though...and the project ideas seem fantastic.

PPS it's an auroscope/otoscope.

Michael Finegan

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fhyndoh

A doctor writes...

I have used many stethoscopes (GMC 7037441) for those who want to know...i'm in the public domain anyway...

The main advantage of the (very) expensive litmann (and similar) stethoscopes is sound isolation...you can hear the lungs or the heart through any old tube, including the 5p NHS ones...but the more expensive ones have nice features like soft ear tips (very valuable after your first stethoscope induced outer ear infection), and you can't hear the drunk man in the bay next to you screaming while trying to listen for a soft murmur.

Of note in the picture above the 3d printed bit has litmann binaurals and a litmann diaphragm...and it's the binaural bit that makes the difference IMHO. The chest piece is not quite the point here.

I'd still like a go though...and the project ideas seem fantastic.

PPS it's an auroscope.

Michael Finegan

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AI game bot HUNTS DOWN ENEMIES, passes Turing Test

fhyndoh
Devil

Re: Depressing

nah. telling whether it's a fleshie or a cold metalic overlord is dead simple. ask it to ad 3+3 a thousand times. if it tells you to f**k off it's flesh. If it takes under a second...machine.

i for one welcome our innacurate bot overlords...

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Touchscreen BlackBerry details leaked

fhyndoh
Coat

mmm. Haptics...

Oooh. haptics...even the jesusphone ain't got haptics...

meh. f**k them. i'll stick to me netbook thanks, it's cheaper...and it's got skype and e-mail

i'll get my coat. it's linux...

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Microsoft wireless keyboards crypto cracked

fhyndoh
Gates Horns

insignificant

All this talk of encryption is insignificant. my MS wireless KB (brought cos i'm a student and it was going CHEAP) has such a poor range that if someone wanted to eavesdrop they's have to be actually INSIDE the plastic body of the Keyboard. (oh, yes, the mousewheel broke after a month too.

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