ipod as diagnostic tool?

ipod heart sounds
I’m not sure how I ended up at this article but it happened through the amazing tangential internet landscape. [ http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1150017,00.html ]

Wow, what a smart idea. Let’s have doctors brush up their skills by listening to actual heartbeats over and over to hone their skills. Do it on an ipod isn’t that using technology in a super duper new way?

Been there. Done that.

Hearts sounds spread 2Hearts sounds spread 1Heart and Breath Sounds product
Here are the covers of a project that we did at Stellarvisions back in 1988. You can click on the thumbnails to see them at full size. This included a paperback book 130 pages and a cassette tape. One product was for heart sounds the other breath sounds. The products were created for nurses. A first for the publisher, the books were produced using totally electronic files. Illustrations indicating where to place the stethoscope and ECG’s were created in Adobe Illustrator 88. The book files were created in Aldus Pagemaker and output imposed directly to film. We created the digital files on an Apple Macintosh SE30.

Maybe we should suggest the client bring back the product and sell it with an ipod shuffle.

Just so we cover all the bases.

Publisher: Springhouse Corporation

Art Director: John Hubbard

Cover design: Donna Giannola

Designer: Stellarvisions

Stephanie Peters, associate art director