Listen to body sounds with the Eko App

Who is this for?

✓ Plan: SENSORA™ platform for enterprise institutions

✓ Role: Clinician, Site

The Listen screen is a flexible method for auscultating a range of body sounds. You can simply turn on your Eko device, open the Eko App, and start listening to body sounds once your device connects to the app.

Some examples for using the Listen screen are:

  • Listening to a range of heart, lung, or bowel sounds.

  • Visualizing the data with the waveform and real-time heart rate in beats per minute (BPM) while auscultating.

  • Changing the audio filter.

  • Using wireless listening.

  • Selecting whether to take a recording or a guided, 4-point cardiac exam.

How it works

The Listen screen shows a waveform for phonocardiogram (PCG) and ECG tracings. What is shown on the waveform varies by Eko device:

  • The CORE 500™ shows 3 ECG tracings (for cardiac and wide audio filters) and 1 PCG tracing.

  • The DUO™ shows 1 ECG tracing and 1 PCG tracing.

  • The CORE™ attachment or 3M™ Littmann® CORE Digital Stethoscope shows 1 PCG tracing.


At the bottom of the waveform, the real-time heart rate in beats per minute (BPM) is shown. If the heart rate can't be detected, 2 dashes show instead.

Overall steps

Here are the overall steps for using the Listen screen:


1. Turn on and connect the Eko device

The Eko App should automatically connect your Eko device via Bluetooth pairing after the first time you use the app. 


2. Start listening

  1. On the Eko App, tap Listen on the bottom toolbar.

  2. If needed, tap the headphones icon to turn on wireless listening.


    The Audio Settings screen opens. Adjust the settings as needed, then swipe down on the gray bar to close the panel.

  3. If needed, tap the audio filter icon to change your audio filter.


    The Audio Filter screen opens. Tap the audio filter you want to change to, then swipe down on the gray bar to close the panel.

  4. Listen to your patient's body sounds.




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Date of Issue:

June 26, 2023

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