The following workflow is designed for the Eko CORE Digital Stethoscope (2nd Generation) and Eko CORE Attachment (2nd Generation).
User Manual and Indications for use can be found here.
Please note: 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 devices:
iOS: 5s, 6, 6s, 8, X, XR, XS, XS Max, 11.
Android: Pixel 3, 3XL, 2A, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S8, Motorola Moto X4, LG Nexus 5X
Note: If you choose to use Airpods, or other wireless headphones, we recommend testing the sound quality and having wired headphones as a backup. Please see more information on compatible phone and bluetooth headphone models for Wireless Auscultation Here.
Step 1: Open the Eko App (available on iOS and Android) on your mobile device and turn on Play from Headphones under the Settings panel of the App.
Step 2: Plug your preferred headphones into your phone.
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.
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.
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 also 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.
Video 1: How to unscrew your stethoscope tubing
Video 2: How to pull your stethoscope tubing off of the barb