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Saul P. Automated cough sound analysis shows promise as a diagnostic tool. Practitioner Dec 2019;263(1832):8

Automated cough sound analysis shows promise as a diagnostic tool

20 Dec 2019Pais-up subscribers

Analysis of cough sounds captured on a smartphone can potentially be used to help diagnose common respiratory conditions in children, a study from Western Australia has shown. The study authors conclude: ‘We have demonstrated that automated cough analysis delivers good diagnostic accuracy in detecting common childhood respiratory diseases including pneumonia, RAD, croup, bronchiolitis, upper and lower respiratory tract disorders. It can be used as a diagnostic aid for childhood respiratory disorders.’

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