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1. (WO2018127524) A STETHOSCOPE APPARATUS AND A METHOD OF PROCESSING BREATHING SOUNDS PRODUCED BY A SUBJECT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/127524    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2018/050157
Publication Date: Fri Jul 13 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Jan 05 00:59:59 CET 2018
IPC: A61B 7/00
A61B 5/05
Applicants: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
Inventors: LEIJSSEN, Jacobus, Josephus
DOODEMAN, Gerardus, Johannes, Nicolaas
BEZEMER, Rick
Title: A STETHOSCOPE APPARATUS AND A METHOD OF PROCESSING BREATHING SOUNDS PRODUCED BY A SUBJECT
Abstract:
According to an aspect, there is provided a stethoscope apparatus stethoscope apparatus, the stethoscope apparatus comprising a sound sensor for measuring sounds produced by the breathing of a subject and for outputting a sound signal representing the measured breathing sounds; an antenna for receiving a modulated electromagnetic signal from the body, wherein the modulated electromagnetic signal is modulated by movement of air, fluid and/or tissue in the body; a processing unit that is configured to receive the sound signal from the sound sensor and the modulated electromagnetic signal from the antenna; and normalise the sound signal using the modulated electromagnetic signal.