Researchers at the National Science Foundation Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) at North Carolina State University are developing a system that combines sensors and software to help analyze wheezes in order to better understand respiratory health.
The system includes body heat-powered sensors that are worn by the patient during their daily routine. The second component of the system is software that monitors those sensors. When wheezing sounds are detected, a custom algorithm is used to assess the time, pitch and volume of wheezing sounds.
The wheeze-detecting software will eventually be integrated into a smartphone app which will communicate wirelessly with the sensors. This allows for detected problems to be noted and shared with both doctor and patient, allowing for effective and timely treatment.
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