Updated on December 11, 2023

·

Created on June 13, 2017

CellScope Oto

Upcoming Update

This product has been discontinued.

Developed By
  1. Cellscope
Tested By
  • Atlantic Pediatric Device Consortium
  • Cellscope
Content Partners
Unknown

Author

Product Description

This product has been discontinued.

The CellScope Oto device is a smartphone otoscope system that includes an attachment to convert a standard smartphone into a digital otoscope with data transmission capabilities. Requires CellScope Oto Mobile App to record & share images and/or videos of the ear canal.

Target SDGs

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Market Suggested Retail Price

$299.00

Target Users (Target Impact Group)

Community, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises, Public Sector Agencies

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

Clinicians and families may purchase the Oto directly from the Cellscope website.

Manufacturing/Building Method

Oto is mass produced by CellScope.

Intellectural Property Type

Patent

User Provision Model

Users can obtain the Oto from the product website. There is also an adapter for a standard insufflator bulb (not included).

Distributions to Date Status

Unknown

Design Specifications

The Oto is an optical attachment that transforms an iPhone into a digital otoscope. The device includes an insufflator port for pneumatic otoscope and uses LEDs. The device is primarily intended for use in children as ear infections are most prevalent in children under 7 years of age, although reusable tips come in custom sizes for all ages Accessories include:

  • - Phone Cases - iPhone 5/5s/SE full case and iPhone 6/6s quarter case ensure secure attachment of Oto to iphone (Note: not compatible with iPhone 5c, 6Plus, 6sPlus, 7 or 7Plus)
  • - Specula - 4 reusable ear tips in adult and infant sizes. The Oto is also compatible with Welch Allyn Specula
  • - Travel Case - Allows device to be stowed for transport
  • - CellScope Companion App - Oto for Clinicians companion app is designed to allow user to capture, view, and share high quality magnified images of the tympanic membrane.

Product Schematics

Technical Support

CellScope provides FAQ, video vutorials, and instructions on their website, as well as contact information.

Replacement Components

Compatible with standard Welch-Allyn specula

Lifecycle

While a traditional otoscope can last several years, with changing iPhone sizes and phones often being upgraded or changed yearly, the lifecycle of an Oto may be much shorter.

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

Provide diagnostic solutions at the same rate as any digitally enhanced microscope in a well-equipped hospital

Vetted Performance Status

Physicians can diagnose otitis media equally well with either modality (traditional otoscope or the oto), and thought the images from the oto were more than adequate for diagnosing otitis media

Safety

Safety instructions are provided with purchase.

Complementary Technical Systems

The Seymour Application for viewing the inside of the ear and communication with doctors.

Academic Research and References

Douglas Kamerow, Regulating medical apps: which ones and how much?, BMJ 2013, 347

Kathryn M. Rappaport, C. M. McCracken and J. Beniflah, Assessment of a Smartphone Otoscope Device for the Diagnosis and Management of Otitis Media, Clinical Prediatrics 2016 Voll 55(9) 800-810

JR Patrick, How mHealth will spur consumer-led healthcare, MHealth Journal, July 2015

Lynne Shallcross, Mobile Health: Apps for every age and ouch, May 2015

Kate Stephenson, Claude Laurent, OPEN ACCESS GUIDE TO AUDIOLOGY AND HEARING AIDS FOR OTOLARYNGOLOGISTS

Compliance with regulations

Oto is HIPPA compliant. The Oto’s status as a Class 1 device exempts it from FDA approval or clearance (Source: 21 CFR Parts 862-892) due to the low-risk level associated with this type of device. CellScope adheres to the FDA’s rules and requirements for marketing, including but not limited to: registration, labeling and good manufacturing practices.

Evaluation methods

Manufacturer cites satisfaction among doctors and families as evaluation criteria.

Other Information

In order to talk back and forth with doctor, an at-home user must have a network connection (WiFi or cell data)

Leave a Reply

Explore similar solutions

Agriculture

February 6, 2024

UC Berkeley CellScope

Read Solution

Implemented by

Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society and the Banatao Institute

Agriculture

December 27, 2023

AEST Agricultural Waste Charcoal Briquettes

Read Solution

Implemented by

Appropriate Energy Saving Technologies Limited (AEST)

Agriculture

February 5, 2024

Adspecs

Read Solution

Implemented by

Centre for Vision in the Developing World

Agriculture

February 20, 2024

Arktek Passive Vaccine Storage Device

Read Solution

Implemented by

Intellectual Ventures Lab

Agriculture

March 1, 2024

Bilisense Jaundice Treatment Pad

Read Solution

Implemented by

Infantrust Parenting Solutions

Agriculture

February 16, 2024

D-Rev Brilliance Pro

Read Solution

Implemented by

Equalize Health

Agriculture

November 17, 2023

Diamedica Baby CPAP

Read Solution

Implemented by

Diamedica

Agriculture

January 2, 2024

EcoZoom Dura

Read Solution

Implemented by

BioLite

Agriculture

January 10, 2024

EzyStove Wood Cookstove

Read Solution

Implemented by

Veryday (McKinsey Design)

Agriculture

February 8, 2024

GE LOGIQ V2

Read Solution

Implemented by

GE Healthcare

All Solutions

Contribute to E4C's Library of Breakthrough Sustainable Development Technology Solutions

Suggest A Solution

Get more information about Solutions Library and its features.

Learn More

Have thoughts on how we can improve?

Give Us Feedback

Join a global community of changemakers.

Become A Member