Dr. Tarek Loubani has created a 3D printed stethoscope that can be made for $2.50 – $5.00. Stethoscopes usually cost $150 and are often not available in poor regions.
Through his Glia Project, Dr. Loubani aims to provide cheap, accurate medical supplies, including stethoscopes, electrocardiograms, and pulse oximeters, to places in need.
“This is simple, cheap and it’s enough for us here,” said Dr. Ayman Sahbani, head of the emergency department at Gaza’s Shifa Hospital, who tested the Glia stethoscope. “Now we can make a stethoscope available for each doctor.”