Crazy new smartphone app listens to your cough to diagnose coronavirus

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  • Scientists built a web-based app that listens to your voice and the sound of your cough to determine the likelihood that you have a coronavirus infection.
  • The app is still experimental and isn’t ready to be used on a wide scale, but it shows promise as a potential early screening tool for the future.
  • Lack of testing across the United States and the world at large has forced many countries to ration test kits or avoid using them in cases where they otherwise might.
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Want to know if you have coronavirus? Just cough at a microphone on your iPhone or Android. It sounds silly, but that’s the idea behind a new experimental app built by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University. With the help of artificial intelligence, the app analyzes the sound of your cough (assuming you have that symptom) and other vocalizations to determine whether or not you sound sick with COVID-19.

We’re now several months into the global coronavirus pandemic but many countries, including the United States, are still struggling with testing for the virus. Tests aren’t widely available, and doctors in many areas have been forced to ration them and decide who gets tested and who doesn’t. New types of tests are in the works, but it may be a while before everyone who wants to get tested can actually receive one.

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