S-Scope Stethoscope Simulator from MT Tool – IMSH 2016 Interview
At IMSH, HealthySimulation.com was on hand to interview a new auscultation simulator in the guise of a stethoscope. This simple-to-use product allows you to simulate body sounds in-order to teach learners about the specific sounds of the body. We had a chance to check out the included app and considered the ability to add your own sounds very useful! Check out our interview below:
About MT Tool
MT Tool is a group of people with backgrounds in medicine, teaching, manufacturing, and engineering, providing teaching tools to enhance the learning experience of medical students through simulation. After taking on multiple projects related to medical education we recognized an opportunity to provide a more accessible, easier to use simulation stethoscope and app, to bring a more realistic learning experience to a larger number of students. Meanwhile we are ready and willing to take on custom projects, and help bring your medical teaching tool concepts to reality. When it comes to simulation stethoscopes you have choices. The MT S-Scope and App offer a new option for bringing versatility to the classroom and lab. Contact us today with questions or for anything we might be able to help you with.
Included with the S-Scope Kit:
- MT S-Scope Simulation Stethoscope with built in receiver
- Smart device preloaded with the original MT S-Scope App
- Dual USB charging station with cables
- Durable hard plastic storage and transportation case
- Offers learning in a variety of ways; seeing, listening, and doing
- Helps students understand the nuances of different sounds
- Makes it easy for faculty to use in the lab with minimal setup
- Brings a higher level of fidelity into the testing arena
- Student can be asked to identify a sound in real time
- Makes an OSCE encounter more realistic
Once a student places the stethoscope on the appropriate listening post the instructor / SP activates the sound file. The student hears the sounds through the stethoscope. Setup is as simple as pairing the scope with the device that will be used to transmit the sounds. The stethoscope is completely wireless and receives stethoscope sounds from the device at a range of up to 30 feet. Scopes come packaged with device and app, including multiple different heart and lung sounds with optional cases. Instructors are also free to use their own devices and sound files.
The first generation MT S-Scope App allows users to access proprietary stethoscope sound files for a variety of conditions. Case files are included to provide an enhanced learning experience, with complete sets of sounds for each case. Sound files can also be accessed directly for each condition to aid in the evaluation process. The simple and easy to use app is ideal for OSCE encounters. Standardized patients simply tap the appropriate listening post icon to play the corresponding sound through the student’s MT S-Scope. Case files are perfect for teaching. At the end of each case the user is prompted to select an organ, which takes them to the listening post icon map for the selected case. The app gives students a more realistic auscultation experience. Current standard cases include Pneumonia, COPD, Crohn’s Disease and Asthma, which include 33 unique stethoscope recordings.