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Cough into your cell phone, get a diagnosis
Software could help analyze whether infection is viral or bacterial
By Eric Bland
updated 12:51 p.m. ET, Mon., Nov . 9, 2009
Coughing into your cell phone could soon save you a trip to the doctor's office.
New research by American and Australian scientists aims to diagnose cold, flu, pneumonia or other respiratory diseases by analyzing coughs with software.
The research could save patients across the world a trip to the doctor's office. Instead, they could simply cough into their cell phone and receive a diagnosis a few seconds later.