AI-powered cough monitoring app now available on Android and iOS

An AI-powered cough-monitoring app that provides health insights and can potentially detect COVID-19 has launched on both Android and iOS platforms. Called Hyfe, the app uses specialised acoustic artificial intelligence algorithms to analyse users’ coughs, with individual markers including volume and regularity helping people identify any underlying illnesses. These markers can be used to detect…

Computer models to match patients with ‘digital twins’

Advanced computer models could improve diagnosis and treatment of common diseases by linking patients with 'digital twins', a study suggests. The technology could be used to better tailor medicines to individual sufferers by computationally testing thousands of drugs across different cell types before actual treatment takes place. Currently, medication can be ineffective in many patients…