Thinklabs Medical LLC of Centennial, CO at MEDICA 2018 in Düsseldorf -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

Thinklabs Medical LLC

6500 S. Quebec Street, Suite 210, 80111 Centennial, CO
USA

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MEDICA 2018 hall map (Hall 15): stand B46

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MEDICA 2018 fairground map: Hall 15

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Electromedical Equipment / Medical Technology
  • 01.01  Diagnostics
  • 01.01.01  Equipment for audiological diagnostics

Equipment for audiological diagnostics

About us

Company details

Thinklabs was founded in 1991 by Clive Smith, an Electrical Engineering graduate of Caltech. The name implies the company's goal - think deeply about problems that matter and develop imaginative solutions. Smith has always had a passion for medical electronics, sound, music and signal processing.
In the mid 90's, Smith read a paper in Circulation indicating that stethoscope acoustics had essentially not improved since Laennec built the first stethoscope in 1816. Physicians confirmed that even top-of-the-line conventional stethoscopes did a poor job of amplifying heart and lung sounds. Thus began Smith's obsession to re-invent the stethoscope.
The concept of an electronic stethoscope was not new. For a century, the road to perfect auscultation was littered with the carcasses of failed efforts. Smith started experimenting. Technologies were tested, rejected, modified and retested. The key breakthrough came with a question: How can one create an electrical analog to the acoustic pressure changes in a conventional stethoscope? 
All the benefits of advanced electronic techonology would then accrue and the authentic sound of the stethoscope would be preserved. Physicians would not require any ear retraining. A completely new transducer was needed.
Smith found that he could detect the vibration of a stethoscope diaphgragm using a high intensity electric field - almost 1 million Volts per meter! The result - The Electromagnetic Diaphragm that is key to the audio quality of every Thinklabs stethoscope. Smith spent another 7 years perfecting the product. The ds32 was released in late 2003, becoming the choice of a loyal community of users.

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Company data

Foundation

1991

Area of business

Electromedical equipment / Medical Technology