Paramedic launches stethoscope storage device on Kickstarter

The StethoSafe was created to prevent stethoscopes from being damaged, which often occurs in the EMS providers’ airway bags


By EMS1 Staff

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — A paramedic created a device to keep stethoscopes from being damaged and launched it on Kickstarter.

Greg Sumner, a 15-year EMS veteran, said he was inspired to create the StethoSafe after several of his stethoscope diaphragms became damaged in his airway bag.

According to the Kickstarter page, Sumner taught himself how to 3-D print and began creating prototypes, and created 19 different prototypes before coming up with the perfect dimensions for the diaphragm. 

The device is described on its Kickstarter page as a “rugged case that allows you to confidently store your stethoscope” and was designed to be quickly accessed.

Sumner chose to launch the device on Kickstarter because the platform not only raises awareness about the product, but raises funds without requiring large investments, according to his page.

 
Teamwork makes the dream work! We need your help..

It's like a helmet for your stethoscope. Please consider supporting our campaign by pledging and sharing. You wouldn't carry a cellphone without a case. You shouldn't store a stethoscope without a StethoSafe! www.kickstarter.com/projects/1803144212/stethosafe-tactical-stethoscope-protection #tactical #stethoscope #protection #brotherhood #stethoscopes #ems #paramedic #emt #medicine #nursing #RN #MD #FD #ED #nursingschool #nursinglife #doctors #cardiology #pastudent #firstresponder #Sprague #fire #firefighter #medstudent #littmann #vosb #medic #combatmedic

Posted by StethoSafe on Wednesday, July 25, 2018

 

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