CORE, 2nd generation
CORE II replaces its predecessor as the simplest solution for telemedicine. The attachment uses active noise cancelling and AI-analysis to deliver Cardiology-grade insights from an ordinary stethoscope (US Patent XXX). As the lead designer on the project, my goals were:
To improve the usability of the CORE product by addressing the unmet needs of our customers. Namely, more intelligent audio filtering, better power management, and substantially smaller volume and weight.
To significantly improve COGS, assembly efficiency, and product scalability.
To take on the design and material language of DUO and other Eko devices.
I approached this challenge by working directly with our engineers and supply chain to invent, reconfigure, and value-engineer CORE’s technology into the tightest possible volume. Strategic improvements, such as active noise canceling, one-way installation, and scratch-resistant materials were designed to create a best-in-class customer experience on par with Eko DUO.
Like its predecessor, CORE II is designed as a natural extension of the stethoscope, but the second generation product is 50.3% smaller volume, 37% lighter, and 47% lower COGS - enabling Eko to bring this technology to more customers than ever before.
ID: Philip Goolkasian
Mechanical Engineering: Philip Goolkasian and Dan Freschl
EE / FW Engineering: Darius Mostowfi and Eugene Gershtein
Manufacturing: Karl Larson, Dan Freschl, and Brian Clark
Status: FDA cleared and in production (2010)