The Glia Stethoscope
The Glia Stethoscope is a lightweight, low-cost device for medical professionals used for the same purposes as traditional stethoscopes.
Design: The Glia Stethoscope sets a new low bar in price without lowering the bar in quality. Developed from a design similar to the market gold-standard Littmann Cardiology III. The majority of design includes 3D printed components, making it an easy-to-replace and lightweight option well suited for low resource settings.
Components: The stethoscope features both 3D printed and off-the-shelf components. The stethoscope head, ear tubes, y-piece, ring, and spring are printed using PETG filament. Other parts include; standard ear buds, Silicone tubing and the diaphragm, which is cut from PVC sheet material.
Cleaning: The Glia stethoscope can be disassembled and reassembled for proper decontaminating. Please see the following link for the assembly diagram: https://group.emlondon.ca/files/86qhj3ibebyqfxbetqo1jgaa5e/public?h=1aY3pVy0vzOE9N-oskKK0R7zwTzYm2kX9TwfrS_DLgA
Manufacturing: The Glia Face shield is manufactured in Canada, in facility that holds a Class I Medical Device Establishment Licence (MDEL).
Warranty: Glia will offer a 1 year warranty on this stethoscope except for problems associated with regular wear and tear or harsh use. (Ear buds not included in warranty)
Replacement parts are available. Please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org