«Researchers have used a smartphone app to assess cough frequency in people with tuberculosis (TB) and other respiratory diseases, suggesting the technology can enable remote monitoring.»

«Writing in the International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease, the researchers describe the use of the Hyfe Research cough tracking app to monitor 565 respiratory disease patients.»

«The study showed patients with TB coughed more than people with other respiratory diseases and experienced distinct responses to treatment. If validated in further studies, the work could support use of the digital biomarker to stop overtreatment of TB and improve disease detection.»

Article written by Nick Paul Taylor



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