Noted Canadian doctor and humanitarian Tarek Loubani has collaborated with a group of researchers from Western University in Canada to design a highly innovative plastic stethoscope that can be quickly and easily produced anywhere using a simple 3D printed.
Dubbed the Glia, this particular plastic stethoscope can be constructed out of ABS plastic in only three hours and costs only $3 per stethoscope. What's more, the design for the stethoscope was created using open-source software, which means that people around the world can access the designs and use them to build stethoscopes.
With its wonderful combination of low cost and minimal time investment, this plastic stethoscope offers obvious utility in humanitarian contexts, and could be used in emergency departments in war-torn and far-flung countries to enable doctors to make life-saving diagnoses and decisions in minimal time.
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