On the same primary goal to prevent the spread of Coronavirus (Covid-19), Israel has launched a voice detector that will be able to identify the symptoms in other to pick the person out from the people. The Israeli Defence Ministry made this known on Tuesday.
According to the ministry; “These voice samples will be analysed using an AI (Artificial Intelligence)-based algorithm in order to identify the unique vocal ‘fingerprint’.
Covid-19 works in a way that once you’re a carrier, it will affect your respiratory system and the signs can be reflected in the patterns of a person’s voice and breathing. Isreal has about 1,600 carrier of Coronavirus with 3 confirmed dead as for now.
Tal Wenderow, CEO of Vocalis Health, said that the mobile app algorithm would be used for remote diagnosis and monitoring. The app would only be used by medical staff together with the patients taking part in the study, but the company’s website allows anyone to take part and send a voice sample to the researchers.
The ministry said the monitoring system “can be conducted from afar, in order to prevent the spread of the disease and overburdening of the national healthcare system.”
The Israeli company in hands with hospitals and academic institutions will sample voices of confirmed coronavirus patients this week.