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AI could help diagnose pneumonia without the need of a doctor


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New artificial intelligence-based technology can diagnose pneumonia by listening to someone cough.

Scientists say people will be able to diagnose themselves with the illness without going to the doctor.

If rolled out widely, costs for the NHS should also fall.

The devices have been fitted with room impulse responses.

Researcher Jin Yong Jeon said: “Automatically diagnosing a health condition through information on coughing sounds ... Reducing overall medical cost."

Existing ways of diagnosing it consist of a range of blood tests and chest scans, and a doctor before treatment can begin.

The study was conducted at Hanyang University and the findings were presented at the 183rd meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in Nashville.

Effectiveness of AI technique can facilitate non-face-to-face treatment and reduction in medial cost

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Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

Non-profit Organization to generate, disseminate, and promote the knowledge and practical applications of acoustics

Hanyang University

Private research university in Seoul, South Korea.

Jin Yong Jeon

Professor of Architectural Acoustics at Hanyang University

AI could help diagnose pneumonia without the need of a doctor