Teaching Smart Speakers to Detect Cardiac Events

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Teaching Smart Speakers to Detect Cardiac Events

Alright guys, Mark Phillips with SimpliSpoken. This is the SimpliSpoken on Voice Daily Flash Briefing back again today talking about an article that was recently published, which is fascinating. And that is this idea or this actually research that’s been done to develop a process to do what they call contactless cardiac arrest detection using a smart device or a smart speaker. So basically, the the idea is, rather than having sophisticated medical devices that need to be employed, in contact with a potential cardiac arrest victim, to use smart devices to actually detect a signal through the voice, and that is called Agha no breathing interesting. And so they get a pretty good result in that and so that what they basically do is they use off the shelf smart speakers. And the interaction via voice with the smart speaker accurately identifies the presence of this economic breathing instance, in a kind of what they call a domestic setting, which is really a bedroom or are some place in the house. And so what they’ve done is they’ve, they’ve really done a great job of taking the the breath that goes into the interaction with the smart speaker, and then doing some sophisticated signal processing and some algorithms to then detect the problem there and that they and they get pretty good results there. Some, if you work in healthcare research, you look at things like area of the curve and false positive false negatives. And so the sensitivity specificity and what that all boils down to is you know, how accurate is the result of this thing doesn’t work? Well does it? Does it get it right? How often does it get it right? How often does it get it wrong? And so it’s pretty good, pretty good work here. So they they actually had some very good results. And I think this will, will help a lot of people potentially that are in a bad situation that can just interact with their smart speaker and understand whether or not they’re having an issue. So hey, thanks a lot guys. Please do hop over to the skill store and give us a good review. That’s the SimpliSpoken on Voice Daily Flash Briefing.

 

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