#1524: StethoStereo

Today’s invention is inspired by watching people share earbuds when listening to the same iPod.

When two or more medics need to listen to a patient’s interior (when one is being instructed for example) they can combine their stethoscopes so as to listen at exactly the same location.

They achieve this by one medic detaching their instrument’s head and plugging it into that of the other medic, as shown.

Naturally, this would provoke all sorts of status-related wrangling about which was unplugged etc, but the patient would certainly benefit from more precisely-controlled information flow.

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