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Using Acoustic Analysis of Cough to Diagnosis Pneumonia

Suzanne Smith of STAR Analytical Services in the United States will study recorded cough samples with acoustic vocalization-analysis technology to identify sound characteristics that indicate specific symptoms of pneumonia with the aim of rapidly identifying the cause and severity of respiratory illness. It is hoped that such acoustic landmarks would help in the differentiation between viral infections and bacterial illnesses, each of which may require different treatments.

More information about Create Low-Cost Diagnostics for Priority Global Health Conditions (Round 3)

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