A team of students from the Swiss Lausanne’s technical university EPFL is working on an app to check if your cough is a symptom of coronavirus infection. The idea came from the American student Lara Orlandic. She studies electrical engineering at the Swiss university. Her mother is a doctor in the United States and works with COVID-19 patients, Orlandic says. “One day a friend came to my mother’s house who did not know if she was infected with the virus. It is common knowledge that in developing countries, apps are widely used to recognize pneumonia and asthma. That’s useful because you don’t have proper medical facilities in a lot of places. And in order to do the test, all you need is a smartphone that you can install the app on. That’s why I thought it would be useful to make such an app that would recognize a corona cough”.

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