ResApp essentially uses the smartphone microphone as a stethoscope to listen to a patient’s breathing, but instead of relying solely on a doctor’s ears to form a diagnosis from those sounds, ResApp has been developing machine-learning algorithms that will automatically determine which respiratory condition a patient might have, including pneumonia, asthma, bronchiolitis and COPD. In a subset of patients that had been initially cleared by a doctor but diagnosed with lower respiratory tract disease after additional clinical testing, the ResApp diagnosed them correctly 97% of the time. Read More