Hiye Shin

Things You Can Tell Just By Listening To

things the doctors can tell just by using the stethoscope


Introduction to Computational Media,Introduction to Physical Computing

In [Things You Can Tell Just By Listening To], the user can compare and contrast to different body sounds by putting the stethoscope on two gingerbreadmen dolls which made of felt. One represents normal healthy condition whereas other has some abnormal features that are in needs of further work-ups. When the user put the diaphragm of the stethoscope under the guidance of Processing sketch on the laptop monitor, the RFID(Radio-Frequency Identification) reader mounted inside the stethoscope detects the RFID tags under the dolls and then sends the data to the computer via bluetooth to play the matching sound clips. User can listen to three different sounds from each of the gingerbreadman dolls: heart (on left side of chest), bronchus(on right upper back), and radial artery(on left forearm).

[Things You Can Tell Just By Listening To] is originally designed for children who have an interest about human body, but anyone who is curious about the stethoscope can play with it regardless of the age.

User Scenario
1. User puts the bluetooth earpiece that is part of the stethoscope and grabs lightly the stethoscope with fingers.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> 2. User places the diaphragm of the stethoscope on the choice of the dolls under the guidance of Processing sketch.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /> 3. When user play with toy in a correct way, matching sound clip can be heard from the headphone. User can compare and contrast six different sound clips which represent each body part.

Software: Processing