Auscultations with a stethoscope are essential for the assessment and the follow up of patients with respiratory syndromes, e.g. those that are caused by SARS-CoV-2 infection. The main problems with auscultations are that they are time consuming, especially if large numbers of patients have to be examined. Second, and most importantly, the direct contact with the patient and the use of a stethoscopes are possible ways of infections. Worldwide a lot of healthcare workers get infected while they treat patients, therefore reducing possible pathways of infections and reducing the time they spend with the patients is the order of the day.
CoSys-Lab is developing a brand new way to monitor lung sounds from a remote location, putting medical personnel out of harm’s way. Our platform will also decrease the workload by making automated predictions and assist the medical staff with analyzing the measured data.