Covid app can tell if you’re asymptomatic by the way you cough

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NEW Covid Smartphone app can tell if you’re an asymptomatic carrier by the way you cough

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have discovered that asymptomatic carriers of coronavirus – those who typically have no physical symptoms of the illness – may be showing signs after all, by the way their cough sounds.

The researchers programmed the app with thousands of different cough sounds from both healthy and ill individuals, and amazingly, the system accurately detected 98.5% of coughs coming from people with Covid-19. It also detected 100% of asymptomatic cases.

Though still in the test phase, the MIT group are working at turning the prototype into a functioning Smartphone app.

“The effective implementation of this group diagnostic tool could diminish the spread of the pandemic if everyone uses it before going to a classroom, a factory, or a restaurant,” said co-author Brian Subirana in a university release.

“Pandemics could be a thing of the past if pre-screening tools are always on in the background and constantly improved,” the study authors contend.

The study appears in the IEEE Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology.


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Sarah Keane

Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.


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