A stethoscope through your smartphone.

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Nikita Bier
co-founder & ceo, tbh
@connorlandgraf started Eko while a student at Berkeley. They're among the youngest teams to get FDA clearance. Could you tell us the problem you're solving and how you came up with it?
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@nikitabier Our goal was to give physicians and nurses a better tool for listening to heart and lung sounds (auscultation). The stethoscope as a tool has remained almost completely unchanged for the last 200 years, and it's a very challenging tool to use. Heart and lung sounds can have minute differences between healthy and unhealthy sounds. A big portion of the challenge is that you can only hear the audio, and there's no way to visualize it as well. We enable this by live streaming the audio over BLE to the smartphone or tablet and displaying a live waveform.
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Niv Dror
VC at Shrug Capital
Wow -- Eko was named one of TIME Magazine's 25 Best Inventions of 2015! http://time.com/4115398/best-inv... "Once the $199 smart adapter is attached to a stethoscope, it streams heartbeat data to the cloud so physicians can download it to a smartphone. From there, a companion app can analyze the audio and compare it to previous recordings, which may help doctors detect murmurs, heart-valve abnormalities and other conditions that “our ears are not able to""
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Thibault Duchemin
CEO @AvaScribe - Beyond barriers
Technology that literally saves lives (plus cut costs, leap forward this part of healthcare, and neatly designed). In my top 3 favorites out of Berkeley in the last years, so Go (Bears) team! you guys' impact deserves to be known by all.
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@t_duchemin Thanks Thibault!
Nikil Viswanathan
Co-Founder, Alchemy
This looks sweet! Great job guys!
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Brian Wayne LiouCo-Founder, Leada
In todays tech scene of more startups solving even more trivial problems, I love the challenge @connorlandgraf took on and it's impressive the success Eko has already achieved. Also, the design is swaggy.
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