With the current Covid-19 outbreak, many people and families are doing remote/telehealth medical appointments. I'm thinking, as a precaution, to get the tools needed in case someone in my family gets sick or must get quarantined.

I'm wondering what webcam/tools would be good here? Some good features:

  • Very high res and works well in medium-light conditions.
  • Wireless or long wire might be good, so doctor can look into your ear.
  • Any devices that allow looking into crevices like ear.
  • Something to measure vital signs, like blood pressure, blood oxygen and pulse rate
  • USB Stethoscope- because, (like a programmer debugging) I think hearing the beat itself, if it skips, etc, gives doctors a better clue. Also for stomach issues, often a doctor uses it, or for lung checks while you breath.
  • Would be interesting to go beyond conventional, like an infrared camera? Would that even be useful?
  • What else?

What I found so far: Remember, I am not a doctor and have near-zero medical training. Please consult a doctor or health person.

For ears/eye/spot exams:

Or in Canada: - https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B07H3RQR3M/

Blood Pressure: - https://www.amazon.com/iHealth-Bluetooth-Monitor-MFi-Certified-FSA-Eligible/dp/B00ANJAKF8/

Blood oxygen levels: - https://smile.amazon.com/Zacurate-Fingertip-Oximeter-Saturation-batteries/dp/B07B9X3DBX/ (But not USB. History would be important. USB ones are too expensive, over $99. Does anyone know of a cheaper option?)

USB Stethoscope: - http://www.usbsteth.com/pcp-usb-stethoscopes/ But the order page says "not found". Anyone know of a place to buy one?

I wish there was a simple "remote health" all in one hardware package. Anyone know if better options than these?


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What I found was a digital USB stethoscope with optional Pulse Ox https://www.ebay.com/itm/CON-TEC-CMS-VE-Visual-Digital-Stethoscope-ECG-SPO2-PR-Electronic-Diagnostic-ECG-/263690719589 or digital USB stethoscope with PC interface and SD card storage plus optional Pulse OX https://www.ebay.com/itm/CONTEC-Visual-Digital-Stethoscope-ECG-SPO2-PR-Electronic-Diagnostic-Bluetooth-CE/253958038129 . This adds BlueTooth (no idea which profile): https://www.ebay.com/itm/Bluetooth-Visual-Digital-Stethoscope-ECG-SPO2-PR-Electronic-Diagnostic-CMS-VESD/122874341655?

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    Caution to buyers- not clear if these are FDA approved. 1 of them claims to be. Others aren't clear, for example it says the Fingertip Pulse Monitor is, but its ambiguous about the whole device. Do your own research. Mar 20, 2020 at 10:01

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