Listen to human like sounds with your own stethoscope.
This is how you can learn real auscultation techniques smoothly.
Features of Kikuzo
- Speaker for exclusive use with stethoscopes to listen to sound with your own stethoscope
- Plays only the same band as the biological frequency
- Adjustable volume
- Feel the thrill
- Portable size
* The Kikuzo is developed with the Pioneer corporation, and production is outsourced to Pioneer.
Features 1. Speaker for exclusive use with stethoscopes to listen to sound with your own stethoscope
The Kikuzo is a dedicated stethoscope speaker developed by Telemedica Inc. in order to listen to auscultatory sounds with a stethoscope. Put the stethoscope on the Kikuzo face in the same way as you would listen to a real patient’s body sounds. When using the diaphragm, press firmly against the "silicon surface", low sounds (S3 and/or S4) will not be heard from your stethoscope. On the other hand, if you listen to the bell surface lightly, you will hear low pitch sounds.
Realistic sounds can be heard from the stethoscope as if a real heart is in the Kikuzo.
Features 2. Plays only the same band as the biological frequency
Sounds such as heart sounds and lung sounds emitted by the human body have a frequency band of 20 Hz to 1000 Hz. Kikuzo has the ability to reproduce only this frequency band. The black line is the Kikuzo. As shown in the figure, you can see that the Kikuzo plays only bands between 20Hz and 1,000Hz.
The characteristic of not reproducing sound above 1,000Hz indicates that the electronic noise (high frequency noise) generated when recording and/or playing with electronic equipment is not reproduced. When listening to sound sources, the Kikuzo will be easier to listen to as it shuts out high-frequency noises.
Also, if you look at the low frequency bands, the 20 Hz band is also output firmly. S3 is a low frequency sound, and ordinary small speakers cannot play in this band.
Features 3. Adjustable volume
The Kikuzo has an amplifier and can amplify the sound. Since “Sound 3” is low pitch and weak volume, it is difficult to listen for beginners. However, if you use the volume control function of the Kikuzo you can listen easily to S3 and/or S4.
Features 4. Feel the thrill
You can also feel the thrill with a Kikuzo. When playing a heart murmur, the silicon surface of the Kikuzo vibrates minutely. By touching this vibration with your palm, you can feel the palpatations as if you were touching a real patient. When feeling the thrill, please use the volume of the Kikuzo to increase feeling.
Features 5. Portable size
The Kikuzo is 76 mm x 135 mm x 35.5 mm and weighs only 210 g. If you put two AA batteries in it, you can play the sound anytime, anywhere. If you connect your Kikuzo to your smartphone, tablet or PC and access the auscultation portal site, you can increase your auscultation skill on the site.