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Withings Blog – 2.11.19 (2.8.19)

I know—you’re saying, “That thingie with the two ear thingies that doctors use to listen to your heart?” Which is almost true! It’s actually used to listen to your heart or breathing, and can even be used to listen to your intestines (!) and blood flow. In a traditional acoustic stethoscope, the “thingie” that lies against your chest is called a resonator, and the other two thingies are earpieces attached with rubber tubing. In fact, our fabulous new BPM Core is a blood pressure monitor that has an integrated digital stethoscope, along with ECG—but we’ll come back to that later.

Read more: The Totally Cool History of the Stethoscope

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