Smart Phone Adaptive Otoscope

This is a prototype of a smart phone adaptive otoscope. Using a smart phone, rubber band and a camera app at X 3.0 zoom (or magnifier app at 3.0 zoom) this 3D printed piece can become an otoscope.


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I am currently working on a way to better attach the device to the phone without the use of a rubber band as well as making a customizable openscad code for any cell phone.

An otoscope is a medical device that is used to look into the ears by health care providers to look at the ear canal or eardrum.
NOTE: this is not a regulated medical device and only registered medical professionals can make a diagnosis.

My goal was to make a functioning 3D printed device to be an Open Source Appropriate Technology (OSAT).
"OSAT refers to technologies that are designed in the same fashion as free and open-source software. These technologies must be "appropriate technology" (AT) - meaning technology that is designed with special consideration to the environmental, ethical, cultural, social, political, and economical aspects of the community it is intended for. "

Materials and methods

Printer: RepRap

Rafts: Doesn't Matter

Supports: No

Infill: 100

Filament: PLA Dark, non-translucent

Other Notes:
To prevent light from escaping the scope, 100% infill is used as well as a dark printing material. If a dark printing material is not used the inside of the device can also be painted black.



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7667ed3f9e90ed7e584269da8cfa62b5?default=blank&size=40Kim Watson added this to the Things to make collection ago
8db8b9502aeee5e30eb440a0456e23df?default=blank&size=40ejweiden published this design ago