Smart Speakers Could Detect Cardiac Arrest

May 22, 2020

(Inside Science) — A cardiac arrest can happen suddenly, and patients can become unresponsive and either stop breathing or gasp for air, making a sound known as agonal breathing. Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a way for a smart speaker, like the Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa, or even your smartphone, to detect the gasping sound of agonal breathing and call for help.

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– Inside Science

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