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Monitor your family's health with a smart stethoscope.

StethoMe® AI detects abnormal sounds in the respiratory system. It allows you to auscultate your lungs at home and get an immediate and reliable examination result. Additionally, you can send the results of home-conducted tests to your doctor to get a prompt diagnosis.

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With the help of the StethoMe smart stethoscope you will:

  Professionally auscultate yourself, your child or other family members, anywhere, anytime.
Pick up sounds appearing in the course of pneumonia and bronchitis or sounds characteristic of asthma exacerbation.
Determine important physiological parameters: heart rate (BPM), respiratory rate (RR) and inspiration/expiration (I/E) ratio..
Share the results of the test with your doctor quickly.
Gain in-app access to your medical history.

You will receive a 24-month warranty.

In the StethoMe Family plan, you can add up to 4 patients and have access to history details over a 3-month period. In the StethoMe Plus plan (formerly StethoMe Asthma), additionally you have access to a wheeze control mode for chronic diseases, you can add up to 6 patients and you have access to history details over a 24-month period.

The StethoMe app is available on both Android and iOS platforms. Supported software versions: Android 9 (and higher) and iOS 15 (and higher).

What is StethoMe®?

StethoMe is an innovative solution. It allows you to monitor breathing and detect any respiratory abnormalities effectively. Combining the StethoMe stethoscope and StethoMe AI algorithms makes it possible to identify and measure the intensity of:

  • wheezes and rhonchi. These sounds often accompany exacerbations of bronchial asthma, bronchiolitis, and bronchitis, as well as in upper respiratory tract congestion.
  • fine and coarse crackles. These sounds are frequently associated with pneumonia, bronchitis, bronchiolitis, and bronchial congestion.

With StethoMe you can monitor the first symptoms at home, reduce the need for in person visits and provide your doctor with key data for effective treatment.

The app will assist you throughout the examination, and analyse your recordings with the help of our algorithms (StethoMe AI). You will receive the result on the screen within moments. You won't have to do anything else as the whole process is automatic. Also, you can easily share the recordings and examination results with your doctor.

Both the StethoMe stethoscope and the StethoMe AI algorithms are medical devices (CE 2274).

This is a medical device. Use it according to the instructions for use or the label. The manufacturer and advertiser is StethoMe Sp. z. o.o.

Who can use StethoMe®?

With the StethoMe stethoscope, you can perform auscultation of children and adults at home, even if you have no medical training. StethoMe can be used in all age groups. Please note that due to the high physiological variability of the parameters determined, results for children under 1 year of age should always be consulted with a doctor. Special caution is recommended for this age group.

An auscultation examination with the StethoMe can also be performed by a doctor and medical personnel. Both the StethoMe stethoscope and the StethoMe AI algorithms are medical devices (CE 2274).

Is the StethoMe® app supported by all smartphones?

The StethoMe app is available on both Android and iOS platforms. Supported software versions: Android 9 (and higher) and iOS 15 (and higher).

Is StethoMe® only for people with infections? What if I or my child has asthma or cystic fibrosis?

StethoMe is recommended by the Pediatric Section of the Polish Society of Allergology and the Polish Society of Pediatric Pneumonology for use for asthma in children and to assist in telemedicine visits.

It can be used for auscultation in patients with asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, croup syndrome, bronchitis, pneumonia or other acute and chronic airway diseases.

However, it is important to note that for some respiratory diseases (such as asymptomatic pneumonia) there are no auscultatory changes, so the results of the tests may be ambiguous. You should always see your doctor if your symptoms get worse or last long.

StethoMe AI's medical algorithms detect and determine the intensity of abnormal auscultatory sounds such as wheezes, rhonchi, fine and coarse crackles. They also measure respiratory rate, inspiration/expiration ratio and heart rate. You can send your test results from the StethoMe app directly to your doctor.

How StethoMe® works

StethoMe® is a wireless electronic stethoscope that works with a dedicated phone app. The stethoscope connects to your phone using Bluetooth (Low Energy) technology.

For StethoMe® to work you need:

  • StethoMe® stethoscope (available with a subscription on our website),
  • Internet access (enabled on your phone),,
  • the latest version of the StethoMe® app (downloadable from the Google Play store or App Store).

The app will assist you throughout the examination, and analyse your recordings with the help of our algorithms (StethoMe® AI). You will receive the result on the screen within moments. You won't have to do anything else as the whole process is automatic. Also, you can easily share the recordings and test results with your doctor.

See how StethoMe® works..

I am a doctor. Can I use StethoMe®?

Both the StethoMe stethoscope and the StethoMe AI algorithms that analyze the sounds from the stethoscope are Class IIa medical devices (CE 2274) and comply with the requirements of MDD Directive 93/42/EEC. You can use StethoMe in your daily practice.

What does StethoMe® detect?

Depending on the examination mode, StethoMe AI:

  • detects and determines the intensity of abnormal breath sounds such as:
    • wheezes,
    • rhonchi,
    • fine crackles,
    • coarse crackles
  • measures:
    • respiratory rate (RR),,
    • inspiration/expiration ratio (I/E),,
    • heart rate (BPM)..

Remember that only your doctor can make decisions about your treatment. Send your results to your doctor for consultation and diagnosis.

What does the StethoMe® price include?

As part of your purchase, you will receive:

  • an electronic stethoscope,
  • instant access to the results of the recording analysis performed by StethoMe AI medical algorithms,
  • access to the app along with unlimited analyses performed by medical AI algorithms for 12 months,
  • option to generate and send links or files containing results for consultation with a doctor.
  • option to generate and send links or files containing results for consultation with a doctor.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at: support@StethoMe.com.

Monitor your family's health at home and learn test results on the go.

The system detects abnormal breath sounds and measures respiratory parameters, which are key in detecting the first signs of infection or controlling treatment for pneumonia, bronchitis, asthma, etc.

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Turn on the stethoscope and the StethoMe application on your phone. The devices connect automatically.

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Place the stethoscope on your child’s chest. The system will guide you throughout the process, and will inform you if the measurement is wrong or the surroundings are too noisy. Read the instructions.

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You can see if the examination shows the sounds characteristic of pneumonia and bronchitis or asthma exacerbations.

StethoMe® will inform you immediately if any of the parameters analyzed are abnormal.

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Scientific papers / Clinical Trials

At StethoMe® we place tremendous value on the science behind our solutions. We share our knowledge by publishing our study results in the best scientific journals and by working closely with the scientific community.

Frontiers in Physiology

Artificial Intelligence Approach to the Monitoring of Respiratory Sounds in Asthmatic Patients

Background

Effective and reliable monitoring of asthma at home is a relevant factor that may reduce the need to consult a doctor in person.

Aim

We analyzed the possibility to determine intensities of pathological breath phenomena based on artificial intelligence (AI) analysis of sounds recorded during standard stethoscope auscultation.

Methods

The evaluation set comprising 1,043 auscultation examinations (9,319 recordings) was collected from 899 patients. Examinations were assigned to one of four groups: asthma with and without abnormal sounds (AA and AN, respectively), no-asthma with and without abnormal sounds (NA and NN, respectively). Presence of abnormal sounds was evaluated by a panel of 3 physicians that were blinded to the AI predictions. AI was trained on an independent set of 9,847 recordings to determine intensity scores (indexes) of wheezes, rhonchi, fine and coarse crackles and their combinations: continuous phenomena (wheezes + rhonchi) and all phenomena. The pair-comparison of groups of examinations based on Area Under ROC-Curve (AUC) was used to evaluate the performance of each index in discrimination between groups.

Results

Best performance in separation between AA and AN was observed with Continuous Phenomena Index (AUC 0.94) while for NN and NA. All Phenomena Index (AUC 0.91) showed the best performance. AA showed slightly higher prevalence of wheezes compared to NA.

Conclusions

The results showed a high efficiency of the AI to discriminate between the asthma patients with normal and abnormal sounds, thus this approach has a great potential and can be used to monitor asthma symptoms at home.

Hafke-Dys H, Kuźnar-Kamińska B, Grzywalski T, Maciaszek A, Szarzyński K, Kociński J.
PLoS ONE

The accuracy of lung auscultation in the practice of physicians and medical students

Background

Auscultation is one of the first examinations that a patient is subjected to in a GP’s office, especially in relation to diseases of the respiratory system. However it is a highly subjective process and depends on the physician’s ability to interpret the sounds as determined by his/ her psychoacoustical characteristics.
Here, we present a cross-sectional assessment of the skills of physicians of different specializations and medical students in the classification of respiratory sounds in children.

Methods and findings

185 participants representing different medical specializations took part in the experiment. The experiment comprised 24 respiratory system auscultation sounds. The participants were tasked with listening to, and matching the sounds with provided descriptions of specific sound classes. The results revealed difficulties in both the recognition and description of respiratory sounds. The pulmonologist group was found to perform significantly better than other groups in terms of number of correct answers. We also found that performance significantly improved when similar sound classes were grouped together into wider, more general classes.

Conclusions

These results confirm that ambiguous identification and interpretation of sounds in auscultation is a generic issue which should not be neglected as it can potentially lead to inaccurate diagnosis and mistreatment. Our results lend further support to the already widespread acknowledgment of the need to standardize the nomenclature of auscultation sounds (according to European Respiratory Society, International Lung Sounds Association and American Thoracic Society). In particular, our findings point towards important educational challenges in both theory (nomenclature) and practice (training).

Honorata Hafke-Dys, Anna Bręborowicz, Paweł Kleka, Jędrzej Kociński, Adam Biniakowski
European Journal of Pediatrics

Practical implementation of artificial intelligence algorithms in pulmonary auscultation examination

Lung auscultation is an important part of a physical examination. However, its biggest drawback is its subjectivity. The results depend on the experience and ability of the doctor to perceive and distinguish pathologies in sounds heard via a stethoscope. This paper investigates a new method of automatic sound analysis based on neural networks (NNs), which has been implemented in a system that uses an electronic stethoscope for capturing respiratory sounds. It allows the detection of auscultatory sounds in four classes: wheezes, rhonchi, and fine and coarse crackles. In the blind test, a group of 522 auscultatory sounds from 50 pediatric patients were presented, and the results provided by a group of doctors and an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm developed by the authors were compared. The gathered data show that machine learning (ML)–based analysis is more efficient in detecting all four types of phenomena, which is reflected in high values of recall (also called as sensitivity) and F1-score.

Conclusions: The obtained results suggest that the implementation of automatic sound analysis based on NNs can significantly improve the efficiency of this form of examination, leading to a minimization of the number of errors made in the interpretation of auscultation sounds.

Tomasz Grzywalski, Mateusz Piecuch, Marcin Szajek, Anna Bręborowicz, Honorata Hafke-Dys, Jędrzej Kociński, Anna Pastusiak, Riccardo Belluzzo
ERS International Congress

Respiratory system auscultation using machine learning - a big step towards objectivisation?

A stethoscope, introduced more than two centuries ago, is still a tool providing potentially valuable information gained during one of the most common examinations. However, the biggest drawback of auscultation is its subjectivity. It depends mainly on the experience and ability of the doctor to perceive and distinguish pathological signals. Many research has shown very low efficiency of doctors in this area.

Moreover, most physicians are aware of this problem and need supporting devices. Therefore we have developed the Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms which recognise pathological sounds (wheezes, rhonchi, fine and coarse crackles). Here we present the comparison of the performance of physicians and AI in detection of those sounds.

A database of more than 10 000 recordings described by a consilium of specialists (pulmonologists and acousticians) was used for AI learning. Then another set of more than 500 real auscultatory sounds were used to investigate the efficiency of AI in comparison to a group of doctors. The standard F1-score was used for evaluation, because it considers both the precision and the recall. For each phenomena, the results for the AI is higher than for doctors with an average advantage of 8.4 percentage points, reaching even 13,5 p.p. for fine crackles.

The results suggest that the implementation of AI can significantly improve the efficiency of auscultation in everyday practice making it more objective, leading to a minimization of errors. The solution is now being tested with a group of hospitals and medical providers and proves its efficiency and usability in everyday practice making this examination faster and more reliable.

Tomasz Grzywalski, Marcin Szajek, Honorata Hafke-Dys, Anna Bręborowicz, Jędrzej Kociński, Anna Pastusiak, Riccardo Belluzzo
Artificial Intelligence in Medicine

Fully Interactive Lungs Auscultation with AI Enabled Digital Stethoscope

Performing an auscultation of the respiratory system normally requires the presence of an experienced doctor, but the most recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) open up a possibility for the laymen to perform this procedure by himself in home environment. However, to make it feasible, the system needs to include two main components: an algorithm for fast and accurate detection of breath phenomena in stethoscope recordings and an AI agent that interactively guides the end user through the auscultation process. In this work we present a system that solves both of these problems using state-of-the-art machine learning algorithms. Our breath phenomena detection model was trained on 5000 stethoscope recordings of both sick (hospitalized) and healthy children. All recordings were labeled by a pulmonologist and acousticians. Trained model shows nearly optimal performance in terms of both sensitivity and specificity when tested on unseen recordings. The agent is able to accurately assess a patient's lung health status by auscultating only 3 out of 12 locations on average. The decision about each next auscultation location or end of examination is made dynamically, after each recording, based on breath phenomena detected so far. This allows the agent to make the best prediction even if the auscultation is time-constrained.

Tomasz Grzywalski, Riccardo Belluzzo, Mateusz Piecuch, Marcin Szajek, Anna Bręborowicz, Anna Pastusiak, Honorata Hafke-Dys, Jędrzej Kociński
Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence - ICAART

Interactive Lungs Auscultation with Reinforcement Learning Agent

To perform a precise auscultation for the purposes of examination of the respiratory system normally requires the presence of an experienced doctor. With most recent advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence, automatic detection of pathological breath phenomena in sounds recorded with a stethoscope becomes a reality. But to perform a full auscultation in a home environment by a layman is another matter, especially if the patient is a child. In this paper we propose a unique application of Reinforcement Learning for training an agent that interactively guides the end user throughout the auscultation procedure. We show that intelligent selection of auscultation points by the agent reduces time of the examination fourfold without significant decrease in diagnosis accuracy compared to exhaustive auscultation.

Tomasz Grzywalski, Riccardo Belluzzo, Szymon Drgas, Agnieszka Cwalińska, Honorata Hafke-Dys
IEEE International Conference on Big Data

Parameterization of Sequence of MFCCs for DNN-based voice disorder detection

In this article a DNN-based system for detection of three common voice disorders (vocal nodules, polyps and cysts; laryngeal neoplasm; unilateral vocal paralysis) is presented. The input to the algorithm is (at least 3-second long) audio recording of sustained vowel sound /a:/. The algorithm was developed as part of the ”2018 FEMH Voice Data Challenge” organized by Far Eastern Memorial Hospital and obtained a score value (defined in the challenge specification) of 77.44. This was the second best result before final submission. Final challenge results are not yet known during writing of this document. The document also reports changes that were made for the final submission which improved the score value in cross-validation by 0.6% points.

Tomasz Grzywalski., Adam Maciaszek, Adam Biniakowski, JanOrwat, Szymon Drgas, Mateusz Piecuch, Riccardo Belluzzo, Krzysztof Joachimiak, Dawid Niemiec, Jakub Ptaszyński, Krzysztof Szarzyński
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Allergy

Opportunities for domestic monitoring of children with an electronic stethoscope with automatic auscultation sound analysis system

In the case of children suffering from chronic diseases of the respiratory system, including asthma, it is very important to track any changes in the respiratory system condition. Domestic patient monitoring is becoming more and more popular. It is much more comfortable for patients who are less stressed, being relieved from any necessity to attend doctor’s offices, and are not exposed to pathogens present in medical facilities. Furthermore, it is also important for the attending physician who is provided with documented data. Until now, any aggravation of a past disease has been reported by children’s parents during medical appointments. Such a method for providing information entails potential miscommunication, misjudgement and highly biased evaluation. A solution might be an electronic stethoscope, providing an easy way to examine children in domestic conditions and to record auscultation results. Currently, it is possible to record auscultation sounds, provide a doctor with remote access to such records, and also to report any appearance of specific sounds and their intensity. Based on collaboration with scientific centres, there is a solution being developed: StethoMe®, a smart stethoscope, designed to provide a patient with a method for domestic auscultation. This system enables recording of auscultation sounds, submitting them to a physician and automatic classification of recorded sounds in four classes: wheezes, fine crackles, coarse crackles and rhonchi, according to [1]. a physician may see a panel with provided access to sounds, their spectrograms, being visualisations of sounds facilitating their interpretation, and also an algorithm report, related to potential appearance of specific pathologies. This solution is currently under development and in a testing phase in Europe.

Honorata Hafke-Dys, Anna Zelent