V2Solutions created the software layer that transmitted data points captured by the stethoscope, including the data points for ECG, to a mobile device. Once the data was transferred and ECG was plotted, all the information was stored locally and then sent to a doctor, in real-time. The diagnosis was immediate thereby enabling early detection of critical issues.
The V2 team explored different data structures and identified the right one that would best meet the client’s needs.
In order to prevent data loss from the stethoscope to the mobile device, V2 switched from Bluetooth to Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to provide higher data transfer speed. As a result, all the critical data points that were captured by the stethoscope were transferred successfully via BLE to the mobile device ensuring that proper diagnosis could be done.
An additional advantage of switching to BLE was that due to BLE’s energy-saving capabilities, operating the IoT enabled stethoscope was more efficient, especially in the remote areas where electricity isn’t always available to charge the stethoscope.
The native Android application that V2 created is compatible with multiple devices and resolutions and has cloud integrations. The product also is integrated with a Patient Management Systems (PMS) for a major healthcare group.
The client is currently conducting field trials of the product in 2 separate areas – for humans and for animals.