Smartphone App Hears Speech Changes Indicating Fluid Buildup in HF

The early-stage technology can separate “wet” from “dry” voices, with the goal of preventing heart failure hospitalization.

Caitlin E. Cox

A smartphone app designed to detect changes in speech may one day provide an early warning to heart failure (HF) patients that they’ve begun to develop pulmonary edema, researchers say.

Their automated approach to speech analysis was able to tease out differences in nearly all cases.

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