The Georgia Institute of Technology (GIT) has found a way to monitor the body on a microscopic level using a device designed for rehabilitation tech that is able to hear the faint sounds the body makes in its joints. The sounds are traditionally too quiet for a human ear to see, but this instrument is designed to pick up the audio. From there the sound is monitored, and able to provide valuable information on the body's overall joint function.
The project is designed to help medical professionals better hear the natural sounds of the body, that otherwise go unnoticed. The device tracks in-body noises and the patterns of sound to detect injuries.
The device can be implemented in a variety of ways from medical research to army use. For example, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency is interested in using the science to monitor the health of its soldiers during maximum physical practices.