People in rural areas suffer from many diseases associated with the farmlands such as fever, allergy fever like the hay’s fever, flu and phlegm buildup in lungs because of marshlands, wheezing and other associated lung infections. The doctors make use of stethoscope in order to check pulse rate, arrhythmia as well as the inspiration and expiration rates of oxygen in lungs, the sounds of wheeze and more. The opinions of few of the doctors indicate a need for specifically customized health care instruments and solutions for improving health needs of people. To understand consumer, an interview was conducted with 3 of the doctors in the rural area and 2 of the people living in the same area.
For the first question on whether individual believes that diseases for rural areas could be clustered as in the occurrence based on frequency, all 5 participants stated ‘yes’. Two of the doctors believed that they saw similar cases based on season and one of the other doctors stated that frequency of some diseases increase all the time. The lack of a digital stethoscope was felt by all participants. Participants indicated that the community needed digital equipment in their medical infrastructures. For question 4 on lungs related conditions around 4 of the participants felt that they were most common. One of the participants who were not a doctor was not so sure. In terms of interest for a digital stethoscope, all participants stated ‘yes’.