SNOHOMISH, Wash. (AP) — He isn’t old enough to drive, but a Snohomish entrepreneur already is gaining national attention for his inventions.
On “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” last Thursday, Suman Mulumudi, 15, showed off the digital stethoscope he invented.
Mulumudi, a freshman at Lakeside School in Seattle, is developing that device and another medical tool he invented last summer. The teen is the CEO of his own company, StratoScientific Inc.
Suman traveled to New York to tape the show’s regular segment called “Fallonventions,” which showcases the achievements of young inventors. He used his Steth IO, which turns a smartphone into a stethoscope, to listen to Fallon’s heart.
The Steth IO is designed to provide audio and visual data that can help doctors hear faint heart murmurs. It builds on capabilities already available in smartphones, employing a simple plastic attachment that feeds into a smartphone’s own microphone.
He also invented the LesionSizer. The device is intended to help doctors clear blocked or narrowed arteries with stents by providing accurate measurements of the damaged tissue, or lesions.