A new app is claiming to offer 92% accurate Covid-19 tests just by coughing into the phone itself.
The app called ResApp, was developed by scientists and uses machine learning to analyse the sounds of a cough to detect the virus. During testing, this app was found to be 92% accurate in detecting Covid-19.
A member of the app’s Scientific Advisory Board, Professor Catherine Bennett said: “By rapidly ruling out Covid-19, ResApp’s COVID-19 test would significantly reduce the number of rapid antigen and PCR tests required, while still maintaining the disease surveillance needed to manage the continued impact of Covid-19.”
Developers say that this app will be used at first in settings where frequent Covid-19 testing is required, which includes travel, sports, entertainment, and healthcare settings.
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