Project

Identi-Wheez: A Device for In-home Diagnosis of Asthma

Guy Satat

Asthma is the most common chronic illness among children. The skills required to diagnose it make it an even greater concern. Our solution is a child-friendly wearable device that allows in-home diagnosis of asthma. The device acquires simultaneous measurements from multiple stethoscopes. The recordings are then sent to a specialist who uses assistive diagnosis algorithms that enable auscultation (listening to lung sounds with a stethoscope). Sound refocusing algorithms enable the specialist to listen to any location in the lungs. The specialist also has access to a sound "heat map" that shows the location of sound sources in the lungs.

Asthma is the most common chronic illness among children. The skills required to diagnose it make it an even greater concern. Our solution is a child-friendly wearable device that allows in-home diagnosis of asthma. The device acquires simultaneous measurements from multiple stethoscopes. The recordings are then sent to a specialist who uses assistive diagnosis algorithms that enable auscultation (listening to lung sounds with a stethoscope). Sound refocusing algorithms enable the specialist to listen to any location in the lungs. The specialist also has access to a sound "heat map" that shows the location of sound sources in the lungs.

Research Topics
#health #wearable computing