An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm was trained to “listen” to patients urinating and detect abnormalities in
The tool was called Audioflow.It is noted that it works almost as well as a specialized machine used in clinics. Scientists hope that the program will become an easy way to monitor your health at home.
The researchers recruited 534 male participantsgender to collect training data. Participants used a conventional uroflowmeter (measures the rate of urination) in a soundproof room and recorded sounds using a smartphone. The algorithm eventually learned to evaluate the flow rate, volume and time. It gives the possibility that the patient may have bladder problems.
The instrument produced the same results as a conventional uroflowmeter in more than 80% of cases.