Russian specialists have developed a program to detect COVID-19 by cough

Russian experts have developed a program that allows you to detect infection with cornavirus

cough infection. The development works on the basis of a trained neural network.

So, scientists gave neural networks to listen to the orderthousands of records of coughs of people infected with coronavirus and people with other illnesses. The terminal looks like a regular smartphone. In order to detect coronavirus by coughing, you need to install a special program, and then start coughing into the speaker.

”The recorded sound can be represented aspictures - graphs of frequency fluctuations. This record is called a spectrogram. Even with the naked eye, you can see a pattern characteristic of COVID-19 on it. This is convenient for doctors who do not want to once again contact with a potentially infectious patient, ”said Dmitry Mikhailov, a researcher at the Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences.

It is reported that the development is suitable for testing coughing Russians, for example, in public transport or government agencies.