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phillipjfry
Mar 25, 2007, 05:16 PM
I thought this was kinda neat. :)

Doctors can greatly improve their stethoscope skills and therefore their ability to diagnose heart problems by listening repeatedly to heartbeats on their iPods.

http://www.livescience.com/technology/070325_ipod_heart.html

psycoswimmer
Mar 25, 2007, 05:18 PM
I just had a flash of House in one of the episodes last year sitting in the locker room listening to a heart beat on his iPod to find an erratic beat. :D

phillipjfry
Mar 25, 2007, 05:19 PM
I gotta start watching that show. It seems everyone I know is talking about it :p

angelneo
Mar 25, 2007, 10:31 PM
I just had a flash of House in one of the episodes last year sitting in the locker room listening to a heart beat on his iPod to find an erratic beat. :D
Haha... that is exactly what I thought of when I saw this thread. :D

Xander562
Mar 25, 2007, 11:07 PM
I bet if they listened to it on a Zune, it wouldn't help any.;)

jimN
Mar 26, 2007, 06:19 AM
When I got my first stephoscope (2000 I think), it came with a audio cd with common heart murmurs. I don't think that being able to listen to these on an Ipod is really that newsworthy 7 years later.

Watching House right now - brilliant.