The 'Auvis' digital stethoscope has been designed by Lara Laddey of the Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel University as a health monitoring solution that will offer healthcare providers with a better way to track for problems. The device works by being positioned onto the skin around joints and will go to work utilizing advanced sensors to detect for sounds being emitted by joints. This could help healthcare practitioners to detect degenerating cartilage and start treatments to counteract its effects on the person.
The 'Auvis' digital stethoscope has a very noninvasive design that will enable doctors to make checking out joints a more routine process that might not require X-rays. This could drastically reduce the need for testing where it might not otherwise be required.