Possible to diagnose Covid-19 patients from cough sounds
An experiment conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States proved that it is possible to diagnose a person with Covid-19 with a simple cough.
It has been suggested that it is possible to diagnose a person with Covid-19 with a simple cough.
This is demonstrated by an artificial intelligence algorithm developed in the laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States. The study in question was published in detail in the Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology.
Thanks to the US research team led by researcher Brian Subirana, it was possible to diagnose Covid-19 patients only from cough sounds.
The thesis has been confirmed that your cough pattern changes significantly when you have coronavirus compared to a normal and simple seasonal flu or common cold.
However, the difference that artificial intelligence can easily grasp is definitely not perceptible by the human ear.
The design of the algorithm, studied by Brian Subirana's team, was based on the analysis of about 70,000 sound samples. Each sample contained a specific number of cough repertoires. 2,500 of them come from people with a confirmed Covid-19 diagnosis.
The algorithm's success rate in recognizing positive people was 98.5 percent.
The study shows that coughing is completely different, even if you are asymptomatic.
Several organizations have worked intensively on similar projects over the past months, including the University of Cambridge, Carnegie Mellon University, and the British healthcare provider Novoic.
The purpose of his studies is to diagnose Covid-19 patients through the combination of breath sound and cough.
Now researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are pending legal approval.
Thanks to the latter, they will be able to develop their innovative algorithms in a specific application in the coming months. In this way, it will be possible to detect positive cases based on breath sounds and cough in the future.
This method of recognition can be very useful to the scientific community. In this way, daily scans will be made for students, workers, public personnel and, above all, those who travel meticulously by public transport. It is hoped that outbreaks will be effectively reduced with this method.