A new iPhone app by Star Analytical Services promises to let users become their own DIY doctors.

A new iPhone app by Star Analytical Services promises to let users become their own DIY doctors.

The software is designed to diagnose respiratory disease using the sound of a cough. It works by simply coughing into the microphone of an iPhone, and the sound is compared against a database of coughs which indicate various maladies.

Healthcare workers are already trained to diagnose and differentiate between problems such as pneumonia and the common cold by sound, so this app is a logical next step.

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