Voice-Based Screening Predicts Lung Function

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Results from a preliminary study showed novel voice and breath analysis using a smartphone app to be a useful measure of lung function, and researchers say the technique may prove to be a valuable tool for identifying and monitoring respiratory disease.

Automated voice and breath analysis was found to have value for predicting lung function, with an 82% accuracy for predicting patients with and without obstructive lung disease shown in the study, which was presented at the virtual CHEST conference, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians.

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