1. New smartphone app capable of ‘hearing’ ear infections through paper  Business Recorder
  2. Parents may be able to spot ear infections with a paper cone and an app  Engadget
  3. Scientists Say They've Created a Smartphone App That Can Hear Ear Infections  Gizmodo
  4. First smartphone app that can hear ear infections in children  Medical Xpress
  5. Smartphone app that chirps in your ear could diagnose ear infections  New Scientist News
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Saving people from frequent doctor visits, scientists have created an artificially intelligent app that can ‘hear’ ear infections with the help of a paper cone Saving people from frequent doctor visits, scientists have created an artificially intelligent app that can ‘hear’ ear infections with the help of a paper cone. A team of researchers from t

New smartphone app capable of ‘hearing’ ear infections through paper | Business Recorder

Researchers are working on a smartphone app that could help diagnose ear infections. As NPR reports, the app uses the phone's microphone, its speaker and a smal...Researchers are working on a smartphone app that could help diagnose ear infections. As NPR reports, the app uses the phone's microphone, its speaker and a smal...

Parents may be able to spot ear infections with a paper cone and an app

Ear infections are the most common reason that parents bring their children to a pediatrician, according to the National Institutes of Health.

First smartphone app that can hear ear infections in children

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Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a new artificial intelligence-powered smartphone app that’s able to hear ear infections with high levels of accuracy. Here's how it works -- and, more importantly, when it will be available for download by users.Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a new artificial intelligence-powered smartphone app that’s able to hear ear infections with high levels of accuracy. Here's how it works -- and, more importantly, when it will be available for download by users.

Think Your Kid Has an Ear Infection? There's an App That Can Tell You | Digital Trends

WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers have created a way for a smartphone to "hear" a warning sign of ear infections — fluid buildup behind the eardrum. If it pans out, parents might one day check... WASHINGTON (AP) — Researchers have created a way for a smartphone to "hear" a warning sign of ear infections — fluid buildup behind the eardrum. If it pans out, parents might one day check...

Like dirty diapers and sleepless nights, ear infections are just one of those things that come with having a young child. Sometimes the problem is obvious, complete with ear-tugging and screaming. Other times it’s not so obvious — leading to unnecessary doctor’s visits. Researchers at the University…Like dirty diapers and sleepless nights, ear infections are just one of those things that come with having a young child. Sometimes the problem is obvious, complete with ear-tugging and screaming.

Say what? University of Washington researchers create smartphone app to detect ear infections – GeekWire

While there are thousands of health-related apps around, one being developed at the University of Washington stands out because it uses a phone's microphone and speaker to make a a medical call.While there are thousands of health-related apps around, one being developed at the University of Washington stands out because it uses a phone's microphone and speaker to make a a medical call.

DIY Diagnosis For Ear Infections: There Soon May Be An App For That : Shots - Health News : NPR

Does my baby have an ear infection? Researchers have created a way for a smartphone to "hear" a warning sign of fluid buildup behind the eardrum.App can hear fluid buildup behind the eardrum, researchers claim.

Wondering if your kid is dealing with an ear infection? Soon, according to researchers at the University of Washington, there’ll be an app for that. They claim to have created a simple test that uses a smartphone and folded up paper to detect one of the telltale signs of infection — fluid in the ears — with...Wondering if your kid is dealing with an ear infection? Soon, according to researchers at the University of Washington, there’ll be an app for that. They claim to have created a simple test that uses a smartphone and folded up paper to detect one of the telltale signs of infection — fluid in the ears — with...

Scientists Say They Have Created A Smartphone App That Can Hear Ear Infections | Gizmodo Australia

Official site of The Week Magazine, offering commentary and analysis of the day's breaking news and current events as well as arts, entertainment, people and gossip, and political cartoons. There are plenty of health apps for tracking steps, body temperature, and heart rate. But what about one that can diagnose an ear infection? That's what researchers are trying to create through a series of studies, the first of which was published in the journal Science Translational Medicine on Wednesday. While the technology is new, scientists are hopeful that eventually, there will be an app for your smartphone that, with the help of a small funnel, will be able to diagnose an ear infection without a doctor's help. One symptom of ear infections is a buildup of fluid in the ear — which is what this app is aiming to detect. "All you really need to do to detect ear fluid is use sound," said Justin Chan, the lead author of the study. To use this technology, NPR explained, users would hold up a paper funnel to the ear in question, and allow the app to send a short burst of sound into the funnel. Then, the smart phone's microphone would pick up the echo, and use that to figure out whether there was fluid in the ear or not. This process is likened to tapping on a glass when it's empty compared to when it's full — there should be a difference in the sound the app "hears." One problem is that not all fluid buildup in the ear is indication of an infection, so there's a possibility of false positives. But in this preliminary study, the technology was accurate about 85 percent of the time. "It's too early to tell how accurate" this technology would be among regular users at home, said Kenny Chan a pediatric otolaryngologist at Children's Hospital Colorado. "We will have to wait and see." Read more at NPR. Shivani Ishwar

Soon you may be able to diagnose an ear infection from your phone

There are plenty of health apps for tracking steps, body temperature, and heart rate. But what about one that can diagnose an ear infection? That's what researchers are trying to create through a series of studies, the first of which was published in the journal Science Translational Medicine on Wednesday. While the technology is new, scientists are hopeful that eventually, there will be an app for your smartphone that, with the help of a small funnel, will be able to diagnose an ear infection without a doctor's help. One symptom of ear infections is a buildup of fluid in the ear — which is what this app is aiming to detect. "All you really need to do to detect ear fluid is use sound," said Justin Chan, the lead author of the study. To use this technology, NPR explained, users would hold up a paper funnel to the ear in question, and allow the app to send a short burst of sound into the funnel. Then, the smart phone's microphone would pick up the echo, and use that to figure out whether there was fluid in the ear or not. This process is likened to tapping on a glass when it's empty compared to when it's full — there should be a difference in the sound the app "hears." One problem is that not all fluid buildup in the ear is indication of an infection, so there's a possibility of false positives. But in this preliminary study, the technology was accurate about 85 percent of the time. "It's too early to tell how accurate" this technology would be among regular users at home, said Kenny Chan a pediatric otolaryngologist at Children's Hospital Colorado. "We will have to wait and see." Read more at NPR. Shivani Ishwar

Soon you may be able to diagnose an ear infection from your phone

The researchers behind the app say it's more accurate than the device used by a general physician and comparable to specialist tools.The researchers behind the app say it's more accurate than the device used by a general physician and comparable to specialist tools.

App could help diagnose ear infections more accurately — and at home