I have long been a fan of the Wispr Digital Otoscope5 from WiscMed. The device is a digital video otoscope head that fits most traditional otoscope handles. It enables one to take a picture or video of the ear canal and tympanic membrane and display the image on a screen. One can transfer images via USB drive to a computer for inclusion in the medical record. Parents and patients are always impressed with the Wispr images, and it now includes a “pediatric” mode that displays cartoon characters that can be used to engage patients and help with cooperation.
Andrew J Schuman, MD, FAAP