E-Spatula is a 3-in-1 Diagnostic Tool to Increase Checkup Efficiency

 - Apr 9, 2013
References: tuvie
Three basic and separate clinical examination procedures involve asking the patient to open up his mouth. The E-Spatula concept strives to streamline the process of doctors' checkup processes, facilitating each of these tests with one primary action.

What designers Xu Kun, Wu Bei, Qiao Song, Tang Ya and Bao Haimo have done is combine a digital thermometer, a tiny flashlight and a tongue depressor into one instrument. The medical practitioner can investigate the back of a person's throat by simply pushing down on the back of the tongue with the tool, switching on the little bulb and taking a peek inside.

The prolonged contact of the E-Spatula with the patient's mouth is sufficient to gather his body temperature. The innovative invention thus cuts down on the time, the effort and the implements necessary for examining people, and maintains sanitation with disposable tip covers.