User Manual and Indications for use can be found here.
Step 1: Open the Eko App (available on iOS and Android) on your mobile device and turn on Live Playback (play from iPhone/Phone) under the Settings panel of the App.
Step 2: Make sure your preferred headphones are plugged into or paired with your phone. We recommend using wired headphones for best sound quality but have beta tested with airpods and got good sound quality with the following iOS devices: 5s, 6, 6s, 8, X, XR, XS, XS Max, 11. We have also beta tested airpods with the following Pixel devices with clear sound quality: 3, 3XL, 2A. If you choose to use airpods, or other wireless headphones, we recommend testing the sound quality and having wired headphones as a backup.
Step 3: Remove the Eko CORE stethoscope ear tubing by either unscrewing the barb/tubing from the bottom of the CORE or pulling the ear tubing off of the barb. Note: this requires some elbow grease, but you will not damage the stethoscope. If you are unable to detach the tubing or unscrew the barb, you can keep the stethoscope tubing on the device and just rubber band it together so it’s out of the way (or let it hang during auscultation).
Video 1: How to unscrew your stethoscope tubing
Video 2: How to pull your stethoscope tubing off of the barb
Image 1: Disassembled CORE ready for wireless use (can use with or without barb)
Image 2: Rubber-banded tubing (in case you are unable to remove it)
Step 4: Turn on the Eko CORE and pair to the Eko App. Once the device is paired to the App, you can put your mobile device in your pocket or hold in your hand during auscultation. The iOS App does not need to remain open during auscultation; it will still stream sounds in the background (i.e. if your phone locks).
Step 5: Put a glove / cover / stethoscope sleeve of your choice on the Eko CORE so that the entire device is covered. This can be changed between patients and the device can be cleaned with 70% isopropyl alcohol wipes (do not submerge device in liquid).
Examples of covers: (you can also use surgical gloves)
Step 6: Auscultation. Use the covered/protected CORE for auscultation and sounds will be streaming live through your headphones.