Alexa to Detect Cardiac Arrest with AI-Enabled Tool for Smart Speakers and Smartphones

Alexa to Detect Cardiac Arrest with AI-Enabled Tool for Smart Speakers and Smartphones

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  • Amazon’s Alexa will have the future capabilities to predict the onset of heart attacks & calling for help while sleeping by detecting the gasping sound of agonal breathing
  • AI capabilities are tested in a study capturing real agonal breathing from 911 calls, results demonstrated that it detected 97% agonal breathing events from up to 20 feet away from a speaker generating the sounds. The research is funded by the National Science Foundation
  • The researcher plans to commercialize the technology via Sound Life Sciences, a spin-out of the University of Washington. The team envisage that technology could function like an app, or a skill for Alexa that runs passively on a smart speaker or smartphone while people sleep

Click here to read full press release/ article | Ref: The University of Washington | Image: Rakuten