The quality and reliability of the mechanical stethoscopes and Laser Doppler Vibrometer (LDV) to record tracheal sounds

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Aygun, H. and Apolskis, A. (2020). The quality and reliability of the mechanical stethoscopes and Laser Doppler Vibrometer (LDV) to record tracheal sounds. Applied Acoustics. 161, p. 107159.
AuthorsAygun, H. and Apolskis, A.
Abstract

The sound of breathing activity can be used to assess the state of the lungs and detect adverse problems involving respiratory failure. Traditionally, mechanical stethoscopes are used for respiratory auscultation to analyse the lung sounds. Firstly, measurements are carried out on the five different standard stethoscopes to assess their reliability for detecting respiratory sounds in people. Secondly, three human subjects were used for tracheal sound experiments using the five stethoscopes. Thirdly, a Laser Doppler Vibrometer was used to detect tracheal sounds from three human subjects. The five stethoscopes used for measurements give different results, especially above 150 Hz. Experimental results show that mechanical stethoscopes are not reliable tools for assessing lungs sounds in people.

Year2020
JournalApplied Acoustics
Journal citation161, p. 107159
PublisherElsevier
ISSN0003-682X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1016/j.apacoust.2019.107159
Publication dates
Online07 Dec 2019
Print01 Apr 2020
Publication process dates
Accepted18 Nov 2019
Deposited13 Dec 2019
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